confession and avoidance

noun

Legal Definition of confession and avoidance

: a common-law plea in which a party confesses an allegation but alleges additional facts to avoid the intended legal effect of the original allegation — compare demurrer

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“Confession and avoidance.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/confession%20and%20avoidance. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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