I have not infrequently come across the expression "Pickwickian sense". Of course, I have tried to search on the web, but generally the explanations I have found do not fit well into the context concerned. For example, the online Merriam-Webster offers the following description:
Definition of Pickwickian
1 : marked by simplicity and generosity 2 : intended or taken in a sense other than the obvious or literal one
I feel, however, that the e.g. text below says something more subtle than the one in which the expression interpreted in this way:
[...] I had the opportunity to suggest to Quine that this strong version of revisability is rather hard to take, especially when applied to laws of logic. Quine responded as follows: "Well, I think I rather agree. I think nowadays it seems to me at best an uninteresting legalism".
The expression "uninteresting legalism" is Quine's marker for earlier views that he has come to view as - if not altogether wrong, and perhaps even in some Pickwickian sense correct - needlessly extreme.
(Fogelin: Aspects of Quine's Naturalized Epistemology In: The Cambridge Companion to QUINE, Edited by Roger F. Gibson Jr., p.32)