arguendo
ar·gu·en·do /ˌär-gyu̇-'wen-dō/ adv [New Latin]: for the sake of argument
assuming arguendo that the allegations are true

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

arguendo
adverb for mere discussion only, for the sake of argument, hypothetically

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


arguendo
adv.
(Latin) Arguing; for the sake of argument; hypothetically.
abbrv.
arg.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


arguendo
'by way of argument'.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


arguendo
Latin for "for the sake of argument" used by lawyers in the context of "assuming arguendo" that the facts were as the other party contends, but the law prevents the other side from prevailing. For example, a lawyer might say at trial, "even assuming, arguendo, that the court finds our client, the defendant, was negligent, the other party was also so negligent that he cannot recover damages." In short, the lawyer is not admitting anything and wants only to make a legal argument.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


arguendo
adv. Latin In arguing.
1 Hypothetically; for the purpose or sake of argument. A term used to assume a fact without waiving the right to question it later on. For example, a defense attorney may state to the judge: "Assuming arguendo that the defendant committed the crime, the statute of limitations prevents the state from prosecuting him for it."
2 During the course of an argument or a conversation. For example, "Mr. Smith mentioned arguendo that his client had three prior convictions."

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


arguendo
In the course of the argument.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


arguendo
I
In the course of the argument.
II By arguing or reasoning; being in argument.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

arguendo
prep.
   Latin meaning "for the sake of argument," used by lawyers in the context of "assuming arguendo" that the facts were as the other party contends, but the law prevents the other side from prevailing. Example: "assuming arguendo" that the court finds our client, the defendant, was negligent, the other party (plaintiff) was so contributorily negligent he cannot recover damages. In short, the lawyer is not admitting anything, but wants to make a legal argument only. The word appears most commonly in appeals briefs.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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