Disjunctive Allegation Law and Legal Definition

Disjunctive allegations are allegations that are unclear in meaning because it includes the word ‘or’ in charging the defendant with two or more wrongful acts. An attempt to claim in a civil lawsuit that one thing ‘or’ another occurred, and in criminal charges that the accused committed one crime ‘or’ another. Disjunctive allegations are inadmissible because the defendant is entitled to know what he/she must defend. Disjunctive allegations constitute defective pleadings.