affirmative pregnant

An allegation in the affirmative form implying a negative in favor of the adverse party. Such allegations are denounced as bad pleading because they are ambiguous. See Fields v State, 134 Ind 46, 32 NE 780.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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