plea in confession and avoidance

Definition of plea in confession and avoidance

  1. :  a plea admitting that the plaintiff once had a good cause of action as alleged but that it is barred by some subsequent or collateral matter pleaded in defense (as a repeal of the statute on which the cause of action is founded)

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