HyperDic: plea_bargain

English > 1 sense of the expression plea bargain:
NOUNcommunicationplea bargain, plea bargaining(criminal law) a negotiation in which the defendant agrees to enter a plea of guilty to a lesser charge and the prosecutor agrees to drop a more serious charge
English > plea bargain: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
Meaning(criminal law) a negotiation in which the defendant agrees to enter a plea of guilty to a lesser charge and the prosecutor agrees to drop a more serious charge.
Examples
  • "his admission was part of a plea bargain with the prosecutor"
  • "plea bargaining helps to stop the courts becoming congested"
Synonymplea bargaining
Categorycriminal lawThe body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment
law, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
BroaderbargainingThe negotiation of the terms of a transaction or agreement
Verbsplea-bargainagree to plead guilty in return for a lesser charge

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