In criminal pleading. A plea by the prisoner in bar of execution, allegingthat he is not the same who was attainted, upon which a jury is immediately impaneledto try the collateral issue thus raised, viz., the identity of the person, and not whetherhe is guilty or innocent, for that has been already decided. 4 Bl. Comm. 396.
Link to This DefinitionDid you find this definition of DIVERSITY helpful? You can share it by copying the code below and adding it to your blog or web page.
Written and fact checked by The Law Dictionary