What does pleading mean?

Definitions for pleading
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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pleadingnoun

    Act or form of pleading.

    Etymology: from plead.

    If the heavenly folk should know
    These pleadings in the court below. Jonathan Swift, Miscel.

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. Judy Norton:

    It was really the producers who went out and created a grassroots campaign, like taking out ads and doing interviews in the heartland, in Middle America, where we really found our audience, just really kind of pleading with people to watch the show and embrace it, she added. And that was really the audience that formed the core… Those are our really loyal fans that continue to watch the show in reruns.

  2. Catrina Singletary:

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

  3. Andre Berto:

    My message to Joe Biden would be for him to get up and do something. Right now is the time. The Haitian people have been pleading, pleading for help for many years.

  4. Oklahoma Highway Patrol:

    Great work by our Traffic Homicide Unit led to Ashley Ricks pleading guilty to four counts of first degree manslaughter, we hope the outcome of the court case brings a measure of comfort to the victims’ families.

  5. Matt Zeller:

    It feels like a fundamental betrayal, so many of us who were working this issue warned for years this was exactly what was going to happen and for the last several months have been pleading with the Biden administration to launch the evacuation they're now desperately trying to conceive now that the country has fallen.

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    call in an official matter, such as to attend court
    • A. scarper
    • B. abide
    • C. summon
    • D. render

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