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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Even assuming arguendo (for the sake of argument) that the officers of [One Social Family] have the genuine conviction that there is realism in their cause, in legal parlance the same remains a falsity,' Ravanera said.
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Assuming arguendo that the apparatus of the state court system found guilty of these crimes only those who actually committed them, (12) these criminals should not be freed at all, by anyone.
114) Nevertheless, the court elected to "assum[e] arguendo that Chevron applies," and proceeded to complete its remaining analysis.
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Part A assumes, arguendo, that the majority was correct that the unconstitutional conditions doctrine is the proper framework for analyzing section 2(a).
Arguendo, schools with high fixed costs, little cash flow, and high defaults on their self-originated student loans would not survive in a system without federal loans.
Accepting this assumption arguendo, this Article seeks to evaluate avoidance as it relates to dialogue.
It decided that, "for purposes of this case we shall assume, arguendo, that the severability standard for statutes also applies to Executive Orders.
Why would a benevolent, omnipotent, omniscient God (assuming, arguendo, that these are our theological premises) let such unfortunate fates befall individuals who gave so much pleasure to so many people?
The case can be resolved, and the district court's decision readily affirmed, because we believe--even assuming arguendo that the children's habitual residence was in Italy and that Vittori breached Ermini's custody rights--that return would be barred because the children faced a 'grave risk' of harm if returned.
The court affirmed the district court's decision because "even assuming arguendo that the children's habitual residence was in Italy and that Vittori breached Ermini's custody rights--that return would be barred because the children faced a grave risk of harm if returned.