Definitions for pleapli
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an appeal or entreaty:
a plea for mercy.
something that is alleged, urged, or pleaded in defense or justification.
an excuse; pretext:
He begged off on the plea that his car wasn't working.
an allegation made by, or on behalf of, a party to a legal suit, in support of his or her claim or defense. a defendant's answer to a legal declaration or charge. a plea of guilty.
Origin of plea:
1175–1225; ME ple, earlier plaid < OF < early ML placitum law-court, suit, decision, decree, L: opinion (lit., that which is pleasing
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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a statement of guilt or innocence in a court of law
a plea of guilty/not guilty
an emotional request
a plea for the release of the hostages
An appeal, petition, urgent prayer or entreaty.
a plea for mercy
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 defendantu2019s answer to the plaintiffu2019s declaration and demand.
A cause in court; a lawsuit; as, the Court of Common Pleas. See under Common.
The Supreme Judicial Court shall have cognizance of pleas real, personal, and mixed. --Laws of Massachusetts.
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
a cause in court; a lawsuit; as, the Court of Common Pleas. See under Common
that which is alleged or pleaded, in defense or in justification; an excuse; an apology
an urgent prayer or entreaty
Translations for plea
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a prisoner's answer to a charge
He made a plea of (not) guilty.
- يَرُدُّ على تُهْمَهArabic
- declaraçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die Antwort des AngeklagtenGerman
- απάντηση στο κατηγορητήριοGreek
- alegato, declaraciónSpanish
- مدافعه؛ پاسخ دعویFarsi
- सफाई, दलीलHindi
- svar stefnda við ákæru, málsvörnIcelandic
- richiesta, appelloItalian
- 피고의 항변, 답변Korean
- pareiškimas, paaiškinimasLithuanian
- (apsūdzētā) atbilde uz apsūdzībuLatvian
- odpowiedź na zarzutPolish
- مدافعه؛ پاسخ دعویPersian
- مدافعه په دعوا كښېPashto
- заявление подсудимогоRussian
- försvar, svaromålSwedish
- savunma, beyanTurkish
- 抗辯Chinese (Trad.)
- відповідь на обвинуваченняUkrainian
- بيان صفائيUrdu
- lời thú tội/không thú tộiVietnamese
- 抗辩Chinese (Simp.)
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