dilatory plea

Definition of "dilatory plea"
  1. A tactic used at common law, purposed to stall a lawsuit or proceeding without addressing the substantive issues of the case
How to use "dilatory plea" in a sentence
  1. The lawyer raised a dilatory plea to delay the lawsuit until they had gathered more evidence.
  2. The defendant might attempt a dilatory plea to buy themselves some time.
  3. Raising a dilatory plea can be a strategic move, but does not resolve the case on its merits.

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