This section is from the book "Popular Law Library Vol7 Equity Jurisprudence, Trusts, Equity Pleading", by Albert H. Putney. Also available from Amazon: Popular Law-Dictionary.
The replication in equity is merely a joinder in issue. No new matter can be set up by this pleading and it is at present very generally disregarded. The place of the later pleadings at common law is supplied in equity by amendments to the bill or answer.