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

    Double pleading; the joinder of two or more distinct and separate offenses in one count. See 77 Md. 121, 39 Am. St. Rep. 401, 26 Atl. 500.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The technical fault, in pleading, of uniting two or more causes of action in one count in a writ or two or more grounds of defense in one plea or two or more breaches in a replication or two or more offenses in the same count of an indictment Tucker v. State, 6 Tex. App. 253; Waters v. Pcople, 104 111. 547; Mullin v. Blumenthal, 1 Pennewill (Del.) 476, 42 Atl. 175; Devino v. Railroad Co.., 63 Vt. 98, 20 AtL 953; Tucker v. Ladd, 7 Cow. (N. YJ 452.