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defense in abatement

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Yet each man kills the thing he loves from all let this be heard some does it with a bitter look some with a flattering word the coward does it with a kiss the brave man with the sword.
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Noun

defense in abatement

  1. (law) Plea to the effect that from some formal defect (e.g. misnomer, want of jurisdiction) the proceedings should be abated.

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defense in abatement” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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