What is a plea in abatement?

What is a plea in abatement? Here are some definitions.

Noun
  1. (law) Plea to the effect that from some formal defect (e.g. misnomer, want of jurisdiction) the proceedings should be abated.
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To such cases, a plea in abatement would not be applicable, because the plaintiff could not sue in an inferior court.
To this plea in abatement, a demurrer having been interposed on behalf of the plaintiff, it was sustained by the court.

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