What does pleading mean?

Definitions for pleading
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
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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. Steve Woolfenden:

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

  2. Ben Crump:

    In many ways it is worse than Eric Garner because they got their knee on his neck and he is begging, pleading, not one minute... but eight minutes begging them to let him breathe, we cant breathe again in 2020.

  3. Andrew Silicani:

    I used the mail, wrote four letters asking for this to be done for the murders of my mom and stepdad. I understand what I've done. I felt that pleading guilty would be best.

  4. Jerry Nadler:

    Article 3 of Nixon's impeachment was obstruction of Congress, refusing to obey defined congressional subpoenas, pleading imaginary privilege, and obviously that's what The President has been doing. Richard Nixon wasn't foolish to say in advance that Richard Nixon's going to defy all congressional subpoenas... and today we saw a witness instructed by the White House completely contemptuous of Congress who refused to answer relevant questions. Just another instance of obstruction of Congress and that's what Article 3 of the Richard Nixon impeachment was.

  5. Carole Ghosn:

    I am pleading with The Japanese authorities to provide us with any information at all about my husband's health, we are fearful and very worried his recovery will be complicated while he continues to endure such harsh conditions and unfair treatment.

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