What does pleading mean?

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ˈpli dɪŋplead·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pleadingadjective

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

  2. beseeching, pleading, imploringadjective



  1. pleadingnoun

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

  2. pleadingadjective

    Of or pertaining to that which pleads.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pleading

    of Plead

  2. Pleadingnoun

    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.

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  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. Nazeem Howa:

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

  2. Laura Calderwood:

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

  3. Donald Wuerl:

    Yes, my brothers and sisters, shame, i wish I could re-do everything over these 30 years as a bishop and each time get it always right. That's not the case. I do think together, asking for God's mercy, pleading for God's grace, recognizing that we can move into light, I simply ask you to keep me, keep all of those that have been abused, all of those who have suffered, all of the church in your prayers.

  4. Yakubu Sabo:

    They had scars and some marks of torture and violence on them. They were pleading they should be taken out of the place and they have been evacuated from that facility.

  5. Matt Herrington:

    Tom Barrackmade himself voluntarily available to investigators from the outset. He is not guilty and will be pleading not guilty today.

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    openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
    • A. nasty
    • B. cosmopolitan
    • C. suspicious
    • D. occasional

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