disjunctive allegations
Claims by someone who files a lawsuit that that one thing OR another occurred, and in criminal case that the accused committed one crime or another. Such allegations are not allowed because the defendant is entitled to know what allegations to defend against.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

disjunctive allegations
n.
   the attempt to claim in a civil lawsuit that one thing "or" another occurred, and in criminal charges that the accused committed one crime "or" another. Such complaints are disallowed because the defendant is entitled to know what he/she must defend.
   See also: cause of action, charge, complaint

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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