declinatory


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declinatory

(dɪˈklaɪnətərɪ)
n
law a plea that has the aim of demonstrating that the accused is exempt from legal authority and punishment
adj
1. showing or conveying polite refusal
2. law having the aim of demonstrating that the accused is exempt from legal authority and punishment
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The defendants filed a motion to dismiss by way of declinatory exception for lack of jurisdiction rationae materiae on the grounds that section 438 of the AIAOD excludes civil remedies for employment injuries compensated by the no-fault regime.
Indeed, defendants in defamation cases began invoking Genest as the grounds for a motion to dismiss raised by declinatory exception shortly after it was decided.