Definition of Pleading in the alternative

1. Noun. A pleading that alleges facts so separate that it is difficult to determine which facts the person intends to rely on.

Exact synonyms: Alternative Pleading
Generic synonyms: Pleading
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pleading In The Alternative

plea of insanity
plea of the crown
pleace
pleach
pleached
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pleaching
plead
plead the fifth
pleadable
pleaded
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pleaders
pleadeth
pleading
pleading in the alternative (current term)
pleadingly
pleadings
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pleas
pleas of the crown
pleasable
pleasance
pleasances
pleasant
pleasant-tasting
pleasanter
pleasantest

Literary usage of Pleading in the alternative

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value and by Abraham Clark Freeman (1900)
"... must be sufficient to give relief, or the whole bill Is bad. (Allen v. Caylor, 31.) 5. pleading in the alternative.—If a pleader Is In doubt whether ..."

2. A Treatise on Pleading and Practice in Courts of Record in Civil Cases in by Arthur B. Honnold (1922)
"pleading in the alternative An alternative statement of facts, under either of which the opposite party would be liable, may be pleaded, ..."

3. The Encyclopædia of Pleading and Practice: Under the Codes and Practice Acts by William Mark McKinney, Thomas Johnson Michie (1903)
"In Kentucky, " pleading in the alternative is permissible under subsection 4, section 113, of the Code; but in such case each alternative pleaded should be ..."

4. The Ohio Nisi Prius Reports by Ohio Courts (1913)
"How can such result be obtained in pleading in the alternative, unless the plaintiff is given the same margin of belief as is permitted to the defendant, ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in Ohio Courts of Record by Robert D. Handy, William Disney (1899)
"... simplest form of pleading in the alternative is the one in the 'J9 OS, where one being sued on a promissory note says: "I did not sign that note," then: ..."

6. Code Remedies: Remedies and Remedial Rights by the Civil Action According to by John Norton Pomeroy, Thomas Ashford Bogle (1904)
"... But the general ru]e is that a pleading in the alternative is •subject to attack by motion : Daniels r. Fowler (1897), 120 NC H, 26 SE6J5; Pender v. ..."

7. The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value and by Abraham Clark Freeman (1900)
"... must be sufficient to give relief, or the whole bill Is bad. (Allen v. Caylor, 31.) 5. pleading in the alternative.—If a pleader Is In doubt whether ..."

8. A Treatise on Pleading and Practice in Courts of Record in Civil Cases in by Arthur B. Honnold (1922)
"pleading in the alternative An alternative statement of facts, under either of which the opposite party would be liable, may be pleaded, ..."

9. The Encyclopædia of Pleading and Practice: Under the Codes and Practice Acts by William Mark McKinney, Thomas Johnson Michie (1903)
"In Kentucky, " pleading in the alternative is permissible under subsection 4, section 113, of the Code; but in such case each alternative pleaded should be ..."

10. The Ohio Nisi Prius Reports by Ohio Courts (1913)
"How can such result be obtained in pleading in the alternative, unless the plaintiff is given the same margin of belief as is permitted to the defendant, ..."

11. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in Ohio Courts of Record by Robert D. Handy, William Disney (1899)
"... simplest form of pleading in the alternative is the one in the 'J9 OS, where one being sued on a promissory note says: "I did not sign that note," then: ..."

12. Code Remedies: Remedies and Remedial Rights by the Civil Action According to by John Norton Pomeroy, Thomas Ashford Bogle (1904)
"... But the general ru]e is that a pleading in the alternative is •subject to attack by motion : Daniels r. Fowler (1897), 120 NC H, 26 SE6J5; Pender v. ..."

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