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3.7. Consequences default.-
Manu1 enumerates numerous situations in which a plaintiff may be non-suited or a defendant may lose his cause. According to Kautiliya, failure by a defendant to file the reply within three fortnights would mean the loss of the suit by the defendant.2 A similar injunction is also to be found in Manu.3
1.Manu, VIII, 53-58, Vol. 25, Sacred Books of the East, (1967), pp. 263-264.
2. Kangle Kautiliya Arthasastra (University of Bombay), (1965), Part III, p. 218.
3. Manu, VIII, 58, Vol. 25, Sacred Books of the East, (1967), p. 264.