negative pregnant

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary

A denial of wrongdoing that implies the opposite by denying only a qualification of the allegation, not the allegation itself. For example, if a defendant who is accused of embezzling a million dollars in 2007 denies the allegation by saying, "I did not embezzle a million dollars in 2007," the denial is pregnant with the possibility that the defendant may have embezzled a different sum of money in a different year.

Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.