• (a) The complainant, upon giving security for costs, or otherwise complying with the law, shall have the usual process to compel the defendant to appear and answer the bill, or it may be taken for confessed, as in other chancery cases.

  • Terms Used In Tennessee Code 36-4-108

    • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
    • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
    • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.

    (b) In actions for annulment of marriage, service on the defendant may be by subpoena or by publication as in divorce cases.