special pleader

noun

Definition of special pleader

  1. 1 :  a counsel who formerly devoted himself to drawing special counts and pleas

  2. 2a :  a lawyer whose occupation is to draw pleadings, give opinions on matters submitted to him, and prepare the papers in various proceedings out of the usual course b British :  a public officer, notary, barrister or solicitor occupied by such activities

  3. 3 :  one advocating a specific proposal (such as a law) because of self-interest or on other bases than independent disinterested impartial judgment

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