Definition of Alternative pleading
1. Noun. A pleading that alleges facts so separate that it is difficult to determine which facts the person intends to rely on.
Generic synonyms: Pleading
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alternative Pleading
Literary usage of Alternative pleading
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopædia of Pleading and Practice: Under the Codes and Practice Acts by William Mark McKinney, Thomas Johnson Michie (1896)
"Instances of alternative pleading.—An allegation that a party made one of several representations is alternative pleading. Corbin т. ..."
2. Rose's Notes on the United States Supreme Court Reports (2 Dallas to 241 by Walter Malins Rose, Charles Lawrence Thompson, United States Supreme Court (1920)
"446, 161 SW 243, holding petition in action for death is not sustainable under provision of code authorizing alternative pleading, since rights and ..."
3. Kentucky Opinions by Kentucky Court of Appeals, John Morgan Chinn, J. K. Roberts, Charles Middleton McDonald, Daniel Woolsey Crockett, Kentucky law reporter (1910)
"alternative pleading—Recovery On. An allegation in a petition "that 'A' had subscribed and paid for, or bought, etc.," held, to be an alternative pleading, ..."
4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Exchequer in Equity by Great Britain Court of Exchequer (1836)
"... payable by the owners or occupiers, because I do not think that an alternative pleading in the sense here meant. Nor do I mention the case of Prevost v. ..."