Defensive allegation

DEFENSIVE ALLEGATION. The defence or mode of propounding a defence in the spiritual courts, is so called.

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The court's decision to dismiss the FHC's counterclaims and third- party claims was based, among other things, on the court's view that FHC's purported claims were, in fact, simply defensive allegations that FHC had improperly attempted to twist into affirmative claims for relief.