plea of abatement

Definition of "plea of abatement"
  1. A formal response in which one party asserts that a legal action should be halted due to some defect or irregularity in the procedure
How to use "plea of abatement" in a sentence
  1. When the lawyer realized there was a procedural error, he filed a plea of abatement on behalf of his client.
  2. The judge considered the plea of abatement and decided to adjourn the case until the following week.
  3. The plea of abatement led to a brief delay in the trial as the court looked into the alleged procedural flaw.

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