Definition of SPECIAL ISSUE,


SPECIAL ISSUE,

pleading. A plea to the action which denies some
particular material allegation, which is in effect a denial of the entire right
of action. It differs from the general issue whicli traverses or denies the
whole declaration or indictment. Gould. on Pl. c. 2, §38. See General
Issue; Issue.




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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