code pleading


code pleading
code pleading see pleading 2

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

code pleading

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


code pleading
A statutory scheme that abolished the ancient common-law forms of action and replaced the overly technical system of common-law pleading with simplified provisions for a plaintiff to bring a lawsuit and a defendant to answer the claims alleged against him or her.

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


code pleading
A statutory scheme that abolished the ancient common-law forms of action and replaced the overly technical system of common-law pleading with simplified provisions for a plaintiff to bring a lawsuit and a defendant to answer the claims alleged against him or her.

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

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