disjunctive allegations

Allegations in a pleading in the disjunctive form, that is, an alternative form, and the clauses of which are usually separated by the word "or." The general principle is that allegations in such form vitiate a pleading. 41 Am J1st Pl § 41. An indictment, information, or affidavit is rendered bad by allegations in the disjunctive, unless such form is authorized by statute. 27 Am J1st Indict § 127.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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