special pleading Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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special pleadingnoun [U]

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the ​act of ​arguing from a ​particularcase in ​order to get an ​unfairadvantage in a more ​generalsituation
(Definition of special pleading from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “special pleading”
in Chinese (Simplified) 特殊答辩法,诡辩术…
in Chinese (Traditional) 特殊答辯法,詭辯術, 自圓其說的議論…
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