counterplea


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counterplea

(ˈkaʊntəpliː)
n
(Law) law rare a reply to a plea
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Noun1.counterplea - a plaintiff's reply to a defendant's plea
plea - (law) a defendant's answer by a factual matter (as distinguished from a demurrer)
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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Deyaar's lawyer Khalid Al Hamrani, of Al Tamimi and Co, handed the court a counterplea in which he asked the judge to reject Al Shamsi's petition.
For instance, Heath renders two common sorts of evidence, eggraphos and agraphos, as "documentary" and "non-documentary," to me a clear improvement on the more literal "written" and "unwritten." Similarly, Heath's casting of antilepsis as "counterplea" is surely preferable to Nadeau's "plea of justification" (1964, p.
But the case could also be interpreted as counterplea (antilepsis).(3) Counterplea is a form of the stasis of quality, in which the defence maintains that the act for which it is charged is lawful in itself.