The defendant may appear according to the rules of the court and answer the bill upon oath or affirmation.

Terms Used In Tennessee Code 36-4-110

  • 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.
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105