defensive allegation

noun

Definition of defensive allegation

: a pleading in English ecclesiastical law in which defendant does not deny plaintiff's allegations but avers special circumstances and facts constituting a defense thereby requiring plaintiff to answer upon oath the matter set up in defense

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“Defensive allegation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/defensive%20allegation. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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