from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a plea designed to create delay in the trial of a cause, generally founded upon some matter not connected with the merits of the case.
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- n. 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)
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