special plea in bar

Definition of special plea in bar

: a plea in bar admitting the facts alleged but avoiding the action by setting forth particular and new matter distinguished from general issue — compare issue sense 6a

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“Special plea in bar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/special%20plea%20in%20bar. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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