Definition of special pleader
1 : a counsel who formerly devoted himself to drawing special counts and pleas
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 : 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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