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Plea In Abatement

It is a pleading by the defendant, as a response to the plaintiff's claim, where the defendant does not object to the claims but objects to its form or time or place thereby having an excuse for which a judge should consider before proclaiming a sentence as that may affect the decision. This is also known as dilatory plea where the judge considers the merits of each party. However, its not a defeat for the plaintiff because, once the judge finds the defendant guilty, the plaintiff can file the lawsuit again in proper form, time and place.

 
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