plea in confession and avoidance

Definition of plea in confession and avoidance

: 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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“Plea in confession and avoidance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plea%20in%20confession%20and%20avoidance. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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