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Definition of the noun alternative pleading
What does alternative pleading mean as a name of something?
- a pleading that alleges facts so separate that it is difficult to determine which facts the person intends to rely on
- domain: jurisprudence / law
- lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
- synonym of alternative pleading: pleading in the alternative
- more generic word: pleading = a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding
Alternative pleading permits a party in a court action to argue multiple possibilities that may be mutually exclusive by making use of legal fiction.
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by Merriam-Webster, Inc
averments, allegations, denials, or defenses; also : a written document embodying such a declaration — see also RELATION BACK b : any of the allegations, averments, claims, denials, or defenses set forth in a pleading alternative pleading ...
ALTERNATIVE PLEADING at common law a pleading which alleged facts so entirely separate that it was difficult to determine upon which set of facts the person pleading intended to rely as the basis of recovery; e.g., pleading a case of ...
by Gerald Hill Attorney
alternative pleading a legal fiction in which a pleader alleges two or more legal claims which are inconsistent with each other.
Alternative Pleading n. A legal fiction in which a party to a lawsuit or a defendant charged with a crime can plead two ways which are inconsistent with each other. Examples.' (1) someone hurt in an accident can plead that the other party was ...
by Publishers Editorial Staff
alternative pleading A form of pleading in which a person presents two or more separate, and possibly inconsistent, sets of facts that may form the basis for a claim or defense. 18 alternative writ A court order ...
by Jonathan Wallace, Susan Ellis Wild
alternative pleading See pleadings. alternative writ See writ. ambiguity n. A confusion or uncertainty about the intention or meaning, ...
Alternative pleading.— (1) A general demurrer on the ground that no cause of action is stated will not raise the objection that the allegations are in the alternative, such defect should be attacked ...
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