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Noun: plea  plee
  1. A humble request for help from someone in authority
    - supplication
  2. (law) a defendant's answer by a factual matter (as distinguished from a demurrer)
  3. (law) an answer indicating why a suit should be dismissed

Derived forms: pleas

Type of: answer, appeal, due process, due process of law, entreaty, prayer, suppliance

Part of: trial

Encyclopedia: Plea