plea ( pleas plural )
1 n-count A plea is an appeal or request for something, made in an intense or emotional way. (JOURNALISM) oft N for n, N to-inf
Mr Nicholas made his emotional plea for help in solving the killing.
2 n-count In a court of law, a person's plea is the answer that they give when they have been charged with a crime, saying whether or not they are guilty of that crime.
usu adj N, N of adj
The judge questioned him about his guilty plea..., We will enter a plea of not guilty...
3 n-count A plea is a reason which is given, to a court of law or to other people, as an excuse for doing something or for not doing something. usu N of n Phillips murdered his wife, but got off on a plea of insanity...
plea bargain ( plea bargains plural & 3rd person present) ( plea bargaining present participle) ( plea bargained past tense & past participle )
1 n-count In some legal systems, a plea bargain is an agreement that, if an accused person says they are guilty, they will be charged with a less serious crime or will receive a less severe punishment.
A plea bargain was offered by the state assuring her that she would not go to prison.
2 verb If an accused person plea bargains, they accept a plea bargain.
More and more criminals will agree to plea-bargain. V
plea bargaining n-uncount
...the introduction of a system of plea bargaining.
Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild
1 appeal, begging, entreaty, intercession, overture, petition, prayer, request, suit, supplication
2 (Law) action, allegation, cause, suit
3 apology, claim, defence, excuse, explanation, extenuation, justification, pretext, vindication
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