disjunctive allegation

disjunctive allegation
A statement in a pleading or indictment which expresses or charges a thing alternatively, with the conjunction "or"; for instance, an averment that defendant "murdered or caused to be murdered", etc., would be of this character. Disjunctive allegations of indictment are those which charge that defendant did one thing or another, and whenever the word "or" would leave averment uncertain as to which of two or more things is meant, it is inadmissible. Austin v. State, Okl., 419 P.2d 569.
In civil actions, relief in the alternative or of several different types may be demanded. Fed.R.Civ.P. 8(a).

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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