pleading

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active support of an idea or cause etc.; especially the act of pleading or arguing for something advocacy , protagonism
any defensive pleading that affirms facts rather than merely denying the facts alleged by the plaintiff affirmative pleading
pleading that alleges facts so separate that it is difficult to determine which facts the person intends to rely on alternative pleading , pleading in the alternative
principle pleading by the defendant in response to plaintiff's complaint; in criminal law it consists of the defendant's plea of `guilty' or `not guilty' (or nolo contendere); in civil law it must contain denials of all allegations in the plaintiff's comp answer
(criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense charge , complaint
(civil law) the first pleading of the plaintiff setting out the facts on which the claim for relief is based complaint
any pleading that fails to conform in form or substance to minimum standards of accuracy or sufficiency defective pleading
(law) any pleading that attacks the legal sufficiency of the opponent's pleadings demurrer
help by pleading on another's behalf intercede
(law) a pleading by the defendant in reply to a plaintiff's surrejoinder rebuttal , rebutter
(law) a pleading made by a defendant in response to the plaintiff's replication rejoinder
(law) a pleading made by a plaintiff in reply to the defendant's plea or answer replication
(law) a pleading that alleges new facts in avoidance of the opposing allegations special pleading
(law) a pleading by the plaintiff in reply to the defendant's rebutter surrebuttal , surrebutter
(law) a pleading by the plaintiff in reply to the defendant's rejoinder surrejoinder
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