DECLINATORY PLEA

Definition of DECLINATORY PLEA in Black's Law Dictionary 4th Edition – Legal dictionary – Glossary of legal terms.

Definition of DECLINATORY PLEA

In English practice. The plea of sanctuary, or of benefit of clergy, before trial or conviction. 2 Hale, P.C. 236; 4 Bl, Comm. 333. Now abolished. 6 & 7 Geo. IV, c. 28, § 6; Mozl. & W. Diet.; 4 Steph. Comm. 400, note; Id. 436, note.

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