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special pleading

noun

Definition of SPECIAL PLEADING

1
:  the allegation of special or new matter to offset the effect of matter pleaded by the opposite side and admitted, as distinguished from a direct denial of the matter pleaded
2
:  misleading argument that presents one point or phase as if it covered the entire question at issue

First Known Use of SPECIAL PLEADING

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June 30, 2015
disinformation Hear it
false information deliberately spread
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