HyperDic: plea

English > 3 senses of the word plea:
NOUNcommunicationplea, supplicationa humble request for help from someone in authority
communicationplea(law) a defendant's answer by a factual matter (as distinguished from a demurrer)
actpleaan answer indicating why a suit should be dismissed
plea > pronunciation
Soundspliy'
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > plea: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA humble request for help from someone in authority.
Synonymsupplication
Broaderentreaty, prayer, appealearnest or urgent request
Spanishpetición, súplica
Catalansúplica
English > plea: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
Meaning(law) a defendant's answer by a factual matter (as distinguished from a demurrer).
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
NarrowercounterpleaA plaintiff's reply to a defendant's plea
dilatory pleaA plea that delays the action without settling the cause of action
insanity plea, plea of insanity(criminal law) a plea in which the defendant claims innocence due to mental incompetence at the time
BroaderanswerThe principal pleading by the defendant in response to plaintiff's complaint
Spanishalegato, disculpa, pretexto
Catalandisculpa, pretext
English > plea: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningAn answer indicating why a suit should be dismissed.
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Part oftrial(law) the determination of a person's innocence or guilt by due process of law
Broaderdue process, due process of law(law) the administration of justice according to established rules and principles
Spanishexcepción
Catalanexcepció

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