HyperDic: dilatory_plea

English > 1 sense of the expression dilatory plea:
NOUNcommunicationdilatory pleaa plea that delays the action without settling the cause of action
English > dilatory plea: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
MeaningA plea that delays the action without settling the cause of action; it can challenge the jurisdiction or claim disability of the defendant etc. (such defenses are usually raised in the defendant's answer).
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderplea(law) a defendant's answer by a factual matter (as distinguished from a demurrer)

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