personal defense

Definition of "personal defense"
  1. A claim or argument made by a person obligated under a negotiable instrument to challenge its validity, which can be used against any party except a holder in due course
How to use "personal defense" in a sentence
  1. The accused relied on a personal defense when he claimed that the check was invalid.
  2. A personal defense might be invoked when disputing the legitimacy of a negotiable instrument.
  3. Using a personal defense, the defendant argued the promissory note was not valid.

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