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Term of the Day: Negative Averment
Negative Averment n: a negative statement or allegation (as in a pleading) that constitutes a statement of fact and that must be proved by the party making it [a negative averment alleging that the plaintiff did not have the capacity to sue]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.
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