A claim that a circumstance means that one should not be blamed for or should not be forced to do something
her plea of a headache was not entirely false
A formal statement by or on behalf of a defendant or prisoner, stating guilt or innocence in response to a charge, offering an allegation of fact, or claiming that a point of law should apply
he changed his plea to not guilty
supplication: a humble request for help from someone in authority
(law) a defendant's answer by a factual matter (as distinguished from a demurrer)
an answer indicating why a suit should be dismissed
(plead) appeal or request earnestly; "I pleaded with him to stop"
(plead) offer as an excuse or plea; "She was pleading insanity"
(plead) enter a plea, as in courts of law; "She pleaded not guilty"
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An appeal, petition, urgent prayer or entreaty; An excuse; an apology; That which is alleged or pleaded, in defense or in justification; That which is alleged by a party in support of his cause; An allegation of fact in a cause, as distinguished from a demurrer; The defendant’s answer to the ...
(plead) To present an argument, especially in a legal case; To beg, beseech, or implore
(Plead) to carry on a suit or plea; to litigate; to make an allegation of fact in a cause
(plead) To argue a case in court.
(plead) to address a court for cause
advocate; plead their case.
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In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges. (See also nolo contendere.)
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A formal statement of a defendant in response to a criminal accusation.
The response made by a Defendant to charges filed in a criminal or traffic complaint. The three forms of pleas acceptable in Court are "Guilty", "Not Guilty", and "No Contest".
The defendant's formal response to a criminal charge (guilty, not guilty, nolo contendere, not guilty by reason of insanity, and guilty and mentally ill).
An allegation or answer in a court proceeding.
This is when an accused person tells the court whether he is guilty or not guilty. If he says he is guilty, there is no trial and the judge will decide on a sentence. If he says he is not guilty, then there will be a trial to find out whether he is guilty or not guilty. ¬†