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Related to special pleading: Logical fallacies
1. Law Responsive pleading from a defendant that does not deny the factual allegations of the other party but argues that the defense is entitled to prevail, as in the justification of a killing being prosecuted as murder.
2. The presentation of an argument that mentions or emphasizes only favorable aspects of the question at issue.
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1. (Law) a pleading that alleges new facts that offset those put forward by the other side rather than directly admitting or denying those facts
2. (Law) a pleading that emphasizes the favourable aspects of a case while omitting the unfavourable
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1. Law. pleading that avoids allegations against a client by alleging new or special matter.
2. arguing that ignores unfavorable features of a subject.
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|Noun||1.||special pleading - an argument that ignores all unfavorable evidence|
specious argument - an argument that appears good at first view but is really fallacious
|2.||special pleading - (law) a pleading that alleges new facts in avoidance of the opposing allegations|
pleading - (law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding
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