Meaning of “special pleading” in the English Dictionary

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"special pleading" in British English

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special pleadingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌspeʃ.əl ˈpliː.dɪŋ/ us /ˌspeʃ.əl ˈpliː.dɪŋ/

the act of arguing from a particular case in order to get an unfair advantage in a more general situation

(Definition of “special pleading” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)