Collateral issue

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(Law) An issue taken upon a matter aside from the merits of the case.
An issue raised by a criminal convict who pleads any matter allowed by law in bar of execution, as pardon, diversity of person, etc.
A point raised, on cross-examination, aside from the issue fixed by the pleadings, as to which the answer of the witness, when given, cannot subsequently be contradicted by the party asking the question.

See also: Collateral, Collateral, Collateral

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
It was this deficiency, I considered, while running over in thought the perfect keeping of the character of the premises with the accredited character of the people, and while speculating upon the possible influence which the one, in the long lapse of centuries, might have exercised upon the other--it was this deficiency, perhaps, of collateral issue, and the consequent undeviating transmission, from sire to son, of the patrimony with the name, which had, at length, so identified the two as to merge the original title of the estate in the quaint and equivocal appellation of the "House of Usher"--an appellation which seemed to include, in the minds of the peasantry who used it, both the family and the family mansion.
After that, we can deal with the collateral issue with what to do sa mga na-release na [referring to the 1,914], but for now ang priority namin ay yung review ng guidelines talaga,' he added.
"Deeply serious matters involving the safety and well-being of the citizens of Baltimore are at issue in this case, and the Court is determined that implementation of the previously entered consent decree will not be impaired or delayed by this sort of collateral issue that is internal to one party," Bredar wrote.
It is no wonder for me to hear the uneasiness of some on reports of the so-called "EJK" incidents and the collateral issue of the peace and order arising from the quest of the Duterte administration to cleanse the country of the menace that is drugs.
Klaas Knot of the Dutch central bank also chimed in, saying the collateral issue made him feel "very uncomfortable."
Successful banks have been able to develop and promote the use of financial products and services, such as leasing, to address the lack of collateral issue faced by most women entrepreneurs.
Finnish Finance Minister Jutta Urpilainen said that the collateral issue was "non-negotiable".
It may be a solution that responds to the falsification problem, but it is unlikely to solve a collateral issue: construction delays.
One collateral issue was whether or not by having filed her motion for summary judgment, Dr.
Bullen said the FASB discussed the collateral issue at length.
'The poaching issue is a collateral issue to the incident,' Guevarra said.
NCOIL will also track what the NAIC, and the states of Florida and New York are doing on the reinsurance collateral issue, says Nolan.