plea

  1. humble request for help
  2. (law) a defendant's answer by a factual matter (as distinguished from a demurrer)
  3. an answer indicating why a suit should be dismissed

Plea

when someone formally says 'guilty' or 'not guilty' to a crime they are charged with in a court of law

plea

request 
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plea

[n] - (law) a defendant`s answer by a factual matter (as distinguished from a demurrer) 2. [n] - an answer indicating why a suit should be dismissed
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Plea

A defendant's reply to a charge put to him by a court; i.e. guilty or not guilty
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Plea

Plea noun [ Middle English plee , plai , plait , from Old French plait , plaid , plet , Late Latin placitum judgment, decision, assembly, court, from Latin placitum that which is pleasing, an opinion, sentiment, from placere to please. ...
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plea

1. That which is alleged by a party in support of his cause; in a stricter sense, an allegation of fact in a cause, as distinguished from a demurrer; in a still more limited sense, and in modern practice, the defendant's answer to the plaintiff's declaration and demand. That which the plaintiff alleges in his declaration is answered and repelled or...
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plea

noun a humble request for help from someone in authority
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Plea

(from the article `back swimmer`) ...The genus Buenoa, which usually floats or swims some distance below the surface, appears reddish or pinkish in colour because of the pigment ...
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Plea

In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
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Plea

it refers to the response of the defendant,accused by the plaintiff's claims and charges of crime, against him.
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plea

n. 1) in criminal law, the response by an accused defendant to each charge of the commission of a crime. Pleas normally are "not guilty," "guilty," "no contest" (admitting the facts, but unwilling to plead "guilty," thus resulting in the equivalent of a "guilty" verdict but without admitting the crime), or "not guilty by reason of insanity" (at the...
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Plea

In legal terms, a plea is simply an answer to a claim made by someone in a criminal case under common law using the adversarial system. Colloquially, a plea has come to mean the assertion by a defendant at arraignment, or otherwise in response to a criminal charge, whether that person pleaded guilty, not guilty, no contest or (in the United States...
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plea

nolo contendere (no contest).
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Plea

(1) Defendant
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Plea

The answer the accused gives to the court at the beginning of a trial when asked if he or she is guilty or not guilty.
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Plea

An accused defendant's formal answer to criminal charges. Typically defendants enter one of the following pleas: guilty, not guilty, or nolo contendere. A plea is usually entered when charges are formally brought (at arraignment). (See: nolo contendere)
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