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English → English (WordNet)
Definition: 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.
2. Marked by procrastination or delay; tardy; slow; sluggish;
-- said of actions or measures.
Alva, as usual, brought his dilatory policy to bear
upon his adversary. --Motley.
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.