give color

give color
To admit an apparent or colorable right in the opposite party. In common law pleading, a plea of confession and avoidance had to give color to the affirmative averments of the complaint, or it would be fatally defective. The "giving color" was simply the absence of any denials, and the express or silent admission that the declaration, as far as it went, told the truth.
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Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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