defence of illegality

noun

  • Procedural Law and Evidence
  • Contract Law

Definitions of defence of illegality

  • an affirmative defence (=a claim, if proved, defeats the plaintiff or prosecutors claim) that an agreement is unlawful or unenforceable under the law

    The Supreme Court came to the unanimous conclusion that Ms. Honda's complaint cannot be defeated by the defence of illegality.

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