general issue

noun

Definition of general issue

: a legal plea that traverses and denies an indictment, declaration, petition, or complaint in its entirety without admitting the truth of any allegations and without offering special matters to avoid the legal effect of the allegations set forth — compare special issue

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“General issue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/general%20issue. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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