General Special imparlance Law and Legal Definition

General special imparlance refers to the allowance of time with a saving of all exceptions, so that a defendant might later plead not only in abatement but also to the jurisdiction. The rationale behind general special imparlance is that a defendant is required to be so prompt in putting in such pleas, and, if it is delayed, it is to be seen that it did not affect the merits of the controversy. Additionally,the defendant is required to plead as early as practicable, so that the plaintiffs might bring a proper suit, or resort to the proper forum for redress.[Vaughan v. Robinson, 22 Ala. 519 (Ala. 1853)].