arguendo

Arguendo

In the course of the argument.

When the phrase in arguendo is used by a judge during the course of a trial, it indicates that his or her comment is made as a matter of argument or illustration only. The statement does not bear directly upon the remainder of the discussion.

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.

arguendo

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

arguendo

‘by way of argument’.
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The court stated that even if it were to assume, arguendo, that an initial wrong occurred, or specifically, that Dr.
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Assuming, arguendo, that the defendants breached their duty of care in failing to diagnose and treat the patient in January of 2001, the only injury the delay in diagnosis arguably caused was the increased chance that the patient would not survive for ten years.
Thus, even if, arguendo, self-pardons are not void under the Constitution they might still be punished criminally.
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Even assuming arguendo that the policy achieves a significant public interest, the other two factors outweigh the interest test.
The court assumed, arguendo, that in one or more respects Dr.
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Gerstenhaber, the plaintiff could not prove the requisite element of causation, assuming, arguendo, that she could introduce sufficient evidence of all other elements necessary to prove her case.
The court assumed, arguendo, that even if the nurse correctly represented the terms of the CBA, her argument totally ignored the fact that the contract involved in this case was a CBA between her union and MDC.