Arguendo Definition

In arguing.
Webster's New World Law
Hypothetically; for the purpose or sake of argument. A term used to assume a fact without waiving the right to question it later on. For example, a defense attorney may state to the judge: “Assuming arguendo that the defendant committed the crime, the statute of limitations prevents the state from prosecuting him for it.”
Webster's New World Law
During the course of an argument or a conversation. For example, “Mr. Smith mentioned arguendo that his client had three prior convictions.”
Webster's New World Law

(law) For the sake of argument.

(law) Used to set off the facts presented in an argument on a point of law from facts in dispute in the case.

Origin of Arguendo

  • From Latin arguendō.

    From Wiktionary

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