Ostensible motive, ground, or reason.

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* Loophole Motive rooted in defined exception.
* Pretense Plea rooted in untruth.

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* Dissuasion Causation of unwillingness, restraint, or hindrance.
* Motive Causation of volition.
* Plea Ostensible motive, ground, or reason.

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Plea synonyms

PLEA, pretext; allegation, advocation [archaic]; ostensible -motive, - ground, - reason; excuse (vindication) [See Vindication]; color; gloss, guise.\n handle, peg to hang on; room, locus standi [L.]; stalking-horse, cheval de bataille [F.], cue.