affirmative pleading

noun
any defensive pleading that affirms facts rather than merely denying the facts alleged by the plaintiff
Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence
Hypernyms: ↑pleading

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • affirmative pregnant — noun in pleading : an affirmative allegation implying or not excluding some negative in favor of the adverse party …   Useful english dictionary

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  • declare — In common parlance, to state; to assert; to publish; to utter; to announce; to announce clearly some opinion or resolution. Knecht v Mutual Life Ins. Co. 90 Pa 118, 121; in pleading, to allege or set forth in a declaration or other affirmative… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • plea — In common law pleading (now obsolete with adoption of Rules of Civil Procedure) a pleading; any one in the series of pleadings. More particularly, the first pleading on the part of the defendant. In the strictest sense, the answer which the… …   Black's law dictionary

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