What does pleading mean?

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ˈpli dɪŋplead·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pleading(adj)

    (law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding

  2. beseeching, pleading, imploring(adj)



  1. pleading(Noun)

    A document filed in a lawsuit, particularly a document initiating litigation or responding to the initiation of litigation.

  2. pleading(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to that which pleads.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pleading

    of Plead

  2. Pleading(noun)

    the act of advocating, defending, or supporting, a cause by arguments


  1. Pleading

    In law as practiced in countries that follow the English models, a pleading is a formal written statement filed with a court by parties in a civil action, other than a motion. By stating what claims and defenses are at issue, pleadings establish the issues to be decided by the court. Pleading in England and Wales is covered by the Civil Procedure Rules. Pleading in United States federal courts is covered by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Pleading in the courts of the individual states is covered by the rules of civil procedure either promulgated by the respective state Supreme Courts, or by statute by the respective legislatures.

How to pronounce pleading?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say pleading in sign language?

  1. pleading


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pleading in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pleading in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of pleading in a Sentence

  1. Catrina Singletary:

    I'm pleading to the parents, I'm pleading to those who know who this is.

  2. Steve Woolfenden:

    I heard `please' and `Martin' being uttered by Denise Richard, just pleading with her son.

  3. Nazeem Howa:

    We are pleading with them to reconsider their position. We have to find a way to save these jobs.

  4. Laura Calderwood:

    We believe that Mollie is still alive, and if someone has abducted her, we are pleading with you to please release her.

  5. Randolph Lee:

    His primary motive in pleading guilty today was to spare the children who would testify the trauma (and) the embarrassment.

Images & Illustrations of pleading

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