Confession and avoidance

Dictionary: 
Ballentine's Law Dictionary

Used of a plea which admits but alleges facts which justify, excuse or obviate the admission. See 9 Minn. 194, 86 Am. Dec. 93.

Author: 
James A. Ballentine
Publisher: 
The Bobbs-Merrill Company
Year Published: 
1916
Genre: 
Law Dictionary