Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A pleading; an allegation; a statement.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In pleading. A positive statement of facte. In opposition to argument or inference. 1 Chit. PI. 320. In old pleading. An offer to prove a plea, or pleading. The concluding part of a pica, replication, or other pleading, containing new affirmative matter, by which the party offers or declares himself "ready to verify."