- Law a pleading which is more than a mere denial of the charges or allegations, as one introducing new matter justifying an otherwise culpable act
- an argument or presentation that leaves out what is unfavorable and develops only what is favorable to the case
special pleadingspecial pleading
- Law Responsive pleading from a defendant that does not deny the factual allegations of the other party but argues that the defense is entitled to prevail, as in the justification of a killing being prosecuted as murder.
- The presentation of an argument that mentions or emphasizes only favorable aspects of the question at issue.