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Adjective: pleading  plee-ding
  1. Begging
    - beseeching, imploring
Noun: pleading  plee-ding
  1. (law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding
Verb: plead (pleaded, also pled)  pleed
  1. Appeal or request earnestly
    "I pleaded with him to stop"
  2. Offer as an excuse or plea
    "She was pleading insanity"
  3. (law) enter a plea, as in courts of law
    "She pleaded not guilty"
  4. (law) make an allegation in an action or other legal proceeding, especially answer the previous pleading of the other party by denying facts therein stated or by alleging new facts

Derived forms: pleadings

See also: adjuratory, importunate, mendicant, petitionary, precative, precatory, suppliant, supplicant, supplicatory

Type of: allege, apologise [Brit], apologize, appeal, aver, declare, excuse, invoke, pronounce, rationalise [Brit], rationalize, say, statement

Encyclopedia: Pleading