HyperDic: pleading

English > 2 senses of the word pleading:
NOUNcommunicationpleading(law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding
ADJECTIVEallpleading, beseeching, imploringbegging
pleading > pronunciation
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > pleading: 2 senses > adjective 1
Synonymsbeseeching, imploring
Narroweradjuratoryearnestly or solemnly entreating
importunateExpressing earnest entreaty
mendicantPracticing beggary
petitionaryOf the nature of or expressing a petition
precatory, precativeExpressing entreaty or supplication
suppliant, supplicant, supplicatoryhumbly entreating
Oppositeimperativerequiring attention or action
Spanishimplorante, orante, suplicante
English > pleading: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaning(law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding.
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Partsbill of ParticularsThe particular events to be dealt with in a criminal trial
Narroweraffirmative pleadingAny defensive pleading that affirms / affirms facts rather than merely denying the facts alleged by the plaintiff
alternative pleading, pleading in the alternativeA pleading that alleges facts so separate that it is difficult to determine which facts the person intends to rely on
answerThe principal pleading by the defendant in response to plaintiff's complaint
charge, complaint(criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense
complaint(civil law) the first pleading of the plaintiff setting out the facts on which the claim for relief is based
defective pleadingAny pleading that fails to conform in form or substance to minimum standards of accuracy or sufficiency
demurrer(law) any pleading that attacks the legal sufficiency of the opponent's pleadings
rebutter, rebuttal(law) a pleading by the defendant in reply to a plaintiff's surrejoinder
rejoinder(law) a pleading made by a defendant in response to the plaintiff's replication
replication(law) a pleading made by a plaintiff in reply to the defendant's plea or answer
special pleading(law) a pleading that alleges new facts in avoidance of the opposing allegations
surrebutter, surrebuttal(law) a pleading by the plaintiff in reply to the defendant's rebutter
surrejoinder(law) a pleading by the plaintiff in reply to the defendant's rejoinder
BroaderstatementA message that is stated or declared
Spanishalegación, alegato
Catalanal·legació, al·legat
Verbspleadenter a plea, as in courts of law
pleadmake 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

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