Definition of Dilatory plea

1. Noun. A plea that delays the action without settling the cause of action; it can challenge the jurisdiction or claim disability of the defendant etc. (such defenses are usually raised in the defendant's answer).

Generic synonyms: Plea
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dilatory Plea

dilator iridis
dilator muscle
dilator muscle of ileocaecal sphincter
dilator muscle of pylorus
dilator of pupil
dilator pupillae muscle
dilator tubae
dilatory plea (current term)

Literary usage of Dilatory plea

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1. Institutes of Common and Statute Law by John Barbee Minor (1878)
"The Stage of the Altercation at which a dilatory plea must be pleaded. A dilatory plea, not going to the merits of the action, must be pleaded always before ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1910)
"The purpose of the plea (I. e., whether It was offered as a dilatory plea or as a plea to the merits) Is disclosed in the next paragraph, with which the ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"But if it were necessary, in order to further the intention of the Legislature, to give him his dilatory plea, there might be more colour for the argument. ..."

4. A Practical and Elementary Abridgment of the Cases Argued and Determined in by Charles Petersdorff, Elisha Hammond (1831)
"... piea has appeared on the face of it to be a dilatory plea, the Court has The lab' t0 '" some case9- g°ne tllc 'eng"1 °f saving that the plaintiff might ..."

5. The Encyclopædia of Pleading and Practice: Under the Codes and Practice Acts by William Mark McKinney, Thomas Johnson Michie (1901)
"—At one time the plea of tender was considered a dilatory plea, and therefore one which must be filed at the earliest opportunity, but it is now generally ..."

6. Historia Placitorum Coronae: The History of the Pleas of the Crown by Sollom Emlyn, Matthew Hale (1847)
"11. it is provided that no dilatory plea shall be received in any court of record, unless the party offering such plea do by affidavit prove the truth ..."

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