What does plead mean?

Definitions for plead
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pleadverb

    appeal or request earnestly

    "I pleaded with him to stop"

  2. pleadverb

    offer as an excuse or plea

    "She was pleading insanity"

  3. pleadverb

    enter a plea, as in courts of law

    "She pleaded not guilty"

  4. pleadverb

    make an allegation in an action or other legal proceeding, especially answer the previous pleading of the other party by denying facts therein stated or by alleging new facts

Wiktionary

  1. pleadverb

    To present an argument, especially in a legal case.

    The defendant has decided to plead not guilty.

  2. pleadverb

    To beg, beseech, or implore.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plead

    of Plead

    Etymology: [OE. pleden, plaiden, OF. plaidier, F. plaider, fr. LL. placitare, fr. placitum. See Plea.]

  2. Pleadverb

    to argue in support of a claim, or in defense against the claim of another; to urge reasons for or against a thing; to attempt to persuade one by argument or supplication; to speak by way of persuasion; as, to plead for the life of a criminal; to plead with a judge or with a father

    Etymology: [OE. pleden, plaiden, OF. plaidier, F. plaider, fr. LL. placitare, fr. placitum. See Plea.]

  3. Pleadverb

    to present an answer, by allegation of fact, to the declaration of a plaintiff; to deny the plaintiff's declaration and demand, or to allege facts which show that ought not to recover in the suit; in a less strict sense, to make an allegation of fact in a cause; to carry on the allegations of the respective parties in a cause; to carry on a suit or plea

    Etymology: [OE. pleden, plaiden, OF. plaidier, F. plaider, fr. LL. placitare, fr. placitum. See Plea.]

  4. Pleadverb

    to contend; to struggle

    Etymology: [OE. pleden, plaiden, OF. plaidier, F. plaider, fr. LL. placitare, fr. placitum. See Plea.]

  5. Pleadverb

    to discuss, defend, and attempt to maintain by arguments or reasons presented to a tribunal or person having uthority to determine; to argue at the bar; as, to plead a cause before a court or jury

    Etymology: [OE. pleden, plaiden, OF. plaidier, F. plaider, fr. LL. placitare, fr. placitum. See Plea.]

  6. Pleadverb

    to allege or cite in a legal plea or defense, or for repelling a demand in law; to answer to an indictment; as, to plead usury; to plead statute of limitations; to plead not guilty

    Etymology: [OE. pleden, plaiden, OF. plaidier, F. plaider, fr. LL. placitare, fr. placitum. See Plea.]

  7. Pleadverb

    to allege or adduce in proof, support, or vendication; to offer in excuse; as, the law of nations may be pleaded in favor of the rights of ambassadors

    Etymology: [OE. pleden, plaiden, OF. plaidier, F. plaider, fr. LL. placitare, fr. placitum. See Plea.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Plead

    plēd, v.i. to carry on a plea or lawsuit: to argue in support of a cause against another: to seek to persuade: to admit or deny a charge of guilt.—v.t. to discuss by arguments: to allege in pleading or defence: to offer in excuse:—pa.t. and pa.p. plead′ed, or (less correctly and coll.) pled.—adj. Plead′able, capable of being pleaded.—n. Plead′er.—adj. Plead′ing, imploring.—n. act of pleading or of conducting any cause: (pl.) the statements of the two parties in a lawsuit (law).—adv. Plead′ingly.—Plead guilty, or not guilty, to admit, or deny, guilt.—Special pleading, unfair argument aiming rather at victory than at truth. [O. Fr. plaider; cf. Plea.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'plead' in Verbs Frequency: #766

Anagrams for plead »

  1. padel, paled, pedal

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of plead in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of plead in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of plead in a Sentence

  1. Scott Thomas:

    All Ive ever told my kids is speaking about accountability and responsibility and to hear him use his own words to plead guilty, its powerful.

  2. Todd Blanche:

    You cannot be tried for the same facts in New York, we will plead not guilty.

  3. Mike Rothschild:

    The Q community is really excited by all of this. General Flynn and I both is a hugely important figure to General Flynn and I both, seen as a warrior who infiltrated the deep state by pretending to plead guilty, the video of Flynn actually taking the oath is, to General Flynn and I both, total validation that General Flynn and I both were right, that General Flynn and I both is a warrior who fights for General Flynn and I both, and that General Flynn and I both can be digital soldiers on his level.

  4. David Bruck:

    Roof has told us he wishes to plead guilty, until we know whether the government will seek the death penalty, we cannot advise Mr. Roof.

  5. David Gregory:

    To hear them plead guilty basically was what we wanted to hear, but the sentencing part of it, that's questionable.

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