confession and avoidance

Definition of "confession and avoidance"
  1. An answer in a civil case where the defendant acknowledges the plaintiff's accusations but offers additional facts that, if true, could counteract the negative impact of these claims
How to use "confession and avoidance" in a sentence
  1. In the case of a car accident, the lawyer submitted a plea of confession and avoidance, admitting their client's involvement but arguing unexpected road conditions.
  2. The defense strategy was confession and avoidance, accepting some allegations but providing extenuating circumstances.
  3. In response to the breach of contract claims, the defendant used a confession and avoidance strategy, admitting breach but alleging justification.

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