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English → English (WordNet) Definition: dilatory plea dilatory plea n : a plea that delays the action without settling the cause of action; it can challenge the jurisdiction or claim disability of the defendant etc. (such defenses are usually raised in the defendant's answer)
English → English (gcide) Definition: Dilatory plea Dilatory \Dil"a*to*ry\, a. [L. dilatorius, fr. dilator a delayer, fr. dilatus, used as p. p. of differe to defer, delay: cf. F. dilatoire. See Dilate, Differ, Defer.] 1. Inclined to defer or put off what ought to be done at once; given the procrastination; delaying; procrastinating; loitering; as, a dilatory servant. [1913 Webster] 2. Marked by procrastination or delay; tardy; slow; sluggish; -- said of actions or measures. [1913 Webster] Alva, as usual, brought his dilatory policy to bear upon his adversary. --Motley. [1913 Webster] Dilatory plea (Law), a plea designed to create delay in the trial of a cause, generally founded upon some matter not connected with the merits of the case. Syn: Slow; delaying; sluggish; inactive; loitering; behindhand; backward; procrastinating. See Slow. [1913 Webster]


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