Issuable plea
Issuable Is"su*a*ble, a. [From {Issue}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Leading to, producing, or relating to, an issue; capable of being made an issue at law. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]

2. Lawful or suitable to be issued; as, a writ issuable on these grounds. [1913 Webster]

{Issuable plea} (Law), a plea to the merits, on which the adverse party may take issue and proceed to trial. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • issuable plea — In common law pleading, a plea to the merits; a traversable plea. A plea such that the adverse party can join issue upon it and go to trial. It is true a plea in abatement is a plea, and if it be properly pleaded, issues may be found on it. In… …   Black's law dictionary

  • issuable plea — In common law pleading, a plea to the merits; a traversable plea. A plea such that the adverse party can join issue upon it and go to trial. It is true a plea in abatement is a plea, and if it be properly pleaded, issues may be found on it. In… …   Black's law dictionary

  • issuable plea — A plea which goes to the merits of the case. Welsh v Blackwell, 14 NJL 344, 346 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • issuable plea — noun : a plea on the merits on which an adverse party may take issue and go to trial …   Useful english dictionary

  • Issuable — Is su*a*ble, a. [From {Issue}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Leading to, producing, or relating to, an issue; capable of being made an issue at law. Burrill. [1913 Webster] 2. Lawful or suitable to be issued; as, a writ issuable on these grounds. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • issuable — is·su·able / i shü ə bəl/ adj 1: open to contest, debate, or litigation an issuable fact; also: made on the merits and subject to dispute an issuable plea an issuable defense 2: authorized for issue bonds issuable under the merger terms …   Law dictionary

  • issuable defense — In common law pleading, a technical expression meaning a plea to the merits, properly setting forth a legal defense, as distinguished from a plea in abatement, or any plea going only to delay the case …   Black's law dictionary

  • issuable defense — In common law pleading, a technical expression meaning a plea to the merits, properly setting forth a legal defense, as distinguished from a plea in abatement, or any plea going only to delay the case …   Black's law dictionary

  • non-issuable pleas — Those upon which a decision would not determine the action upon the merits, as a plea in abatement …   Black's law dictionary

  • non-issuable pleas — Those upon which a decision would not determine the action upon the merits, as a plea in abatement …   Black's law dictionary

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