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plea definition and meaning

n. That which is alleged by a party in support of his cause; in a stricter sense, an allegation of fact in a cause, as distinguished from a demurrer; in a still more limited sense, and in modern practice, the defendant's answer to the plaintiff's declaration and demand. That which the plaintiff alleges in his declaration is answered and repelled or justified by the defendant's plea. In chancery practice, a plea is a special answer showing or relying upon one or more things as a cause why the suit should be either dismissed, delayed, or barred. In criminal practice, the plea is the defendant's formal answer to the indictment or information presented against him.
n. A cause in court; a lawsuit; as, the Court of Common Pleas. See under Common.
n. That which is alleged or pleaded, in defense or in justification; an excuse; an apology.
n. An urgent prayer or entreaty.

Crossword clues for plea

- A cry for help
- A pretext
- An entreaty
- An excuse
- Appeal
- Call for help
- Defendant's statement
- Defendant’s statement
- Earnest appeal
- Earnest entreaty
- Earnest entreaty or request
- Earnest request
- Earnest request or petition
- Entreaty
- Entreaty for flea to be less noisy
- Excuse
- Fervent prayer
- intercession
- It’s heard in court with little pleasure
- Leap to revise defence claim
- Not Guilty, E.G.
- People are using defendant’s statement
- Request
- Request for uncertain pleasure
- Sincere request
- Urgent entreaty
- Urgent request

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