partial defense

Definition of "partial defense"
  1. A legal argument that, while not completely clearing a defendant of liability, serves to reduce the damages they must pay
How to use "partial defense" in a sentence
  1. The attorney argued for a partial defense, saying his client was less liable than claimed.
  2. In the lawsuit, the company adopted a strategy of partial defense to mitigate the damage amount.
  3. Even though he admitted to some level of responsibility, he relied on a partial defense to lower his penalty.

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