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plea-bargain

[plee-bahr-gin] /ˈpliˌbɑr gɪn/
verb (used without object)
1.
to engage in plea bargaining.
verb (used with object)
2.
to deal with or achieve by plea bargaining:
to plea-bargain a reduced sentence.
noun
3.
the agreement arrived at as a result of plea bargaining.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
Related forms
plea-bargainer, noun
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  • But last week they were released in a sudden, stunning plea-bargain.
  • People close to the case say they would not be surprised if he uses what he knows to plea-bargain.

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