Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary
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- Latin for "for the sake of argument" used by lawyers in the context of "assuming arguendo" that the facts were as the other party contends, but the law prevents the other side from prevailing. For example, a lawyer might say at trial, "even assuming, arguendo, that the court finds our client, the defendant, was negligent, the other party was also so negligent that he cannot recover damages." In short, the lawyer is not admitting anything and wants only to make a legal argument.