negative pregnant

negative pregnant
noun (plural negatives pregnant)
Etymology: negative (II) + pregnant, adjective
: a legal denial that admits or involves an affirmative implication which is favorable to the pleader's adversary

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • negative pregnant — A denial of wrongdoing that implies the opposite by denying only a qualification of the allegation, not the allegation itself. For example, if a defendant who is accused of embezzling a million dollars in 2007 denies the allegation by saying, I… …   Law dictionary

  • Negative pregnant — Negative Neg a*tive (n[e^]g [.a]*t[i^]v), n. [Cf. F. n[ e]gative.] 1. A proposition by which something is denied or forbidden; a conception or term formed by prefixing the negative particle to one which is positive; an opposite or contradictory… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Negative pregnant — A negative pregnant (sometimes called a pregnant denial) refers to a denial which implies its affirmative opposite by seeming to deny only a qualification of the allegation and not the allegation itself. For example, I have never consumed cocaine …   Wikipedia

  • negative pregnant — A qualified denial pregnant with the admission of a substantial fact not squarely denied, characteristically in the very words of the allegation denied. 41 Am J1st Pl § 196. Where the plaintiff alleges the defendant to be a corporation organized… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Negative — Neg a*tive (n[e^]g [.a]*t[i^]v), n. [Cf. F. n[ e]gative.] 1. A proposition by which something is denied or forbidden; a conception or term formed by prefixing the negative particle to one which is positive; an opposite or contradictory term or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • negative — A denial; a proposition by which something is denied; a statement in the form of denial. Two negatives do not make a good issue. As to negative covenant negative easement negative servitude negative statute negative testimony, see those titles @… …   Black's law dictionary

  • negative — A denial; a proposition by which something is denied; a statement in the form of denial. Two negatives do not make a good issue. As to negative covenant negative easement negative servitude negative statute negative testimony, see those titles @… …   Black's law dictionary

  • pregnant negative — See negative pregnant …   Black's law dictionary

  • pregnant — With child; bearing a fetus. Anno: 16 ALR2d 951. See affirmative pregnant; negative pregnant; quick with child …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Negative-state relief model — The negative state relief model states that human beings have an innate drive to reduce negative moods. They can be reduced by engaging in any mood elevating behavior, including helping behavior, as it is paired with positive value such as smiles …   Wikipedia

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