motion for more definite statementA party’s request that the court require an opponent to amend a vague or ambiguous pleading to which the party cannot reasonably be required to respond. Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(e).
¡ª Also termed motion for a more definite statement. [Cases: Federal Civil Procedure 957; Pleading 367. C.J.S. Pleading ¡ì 685.]