prayer in the alternative

prayer in the alternative
A prayer in a pleading by a plaintiff in doubt as to the specific relief to which he is entitled, being in the alternative, so that if one kind of relief be denied, another may be granted, each kind being consistent with the case made by the complaint or bill. 27 Am J2d Eq. § 182; 41 Am J1st Pl§ 111.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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