special pleading

Definitions of special pleading
  1. noun
    (law) a pleading that alleges new facts in avoidance of the opposing allegations
    see moresee less
    type of:
    (law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding
  2. noun
    an argument that ignores all unfavorable evidence
    see moresee less
    type of:
    specious argument
    an argument that appears good at first view but is really fallacious
Word Family