pleader

pleader

[plee-der]
noun
a person who pleads, especially at law.

Origin:
1225–75; Middle English pleder, plaidour; see plead, -er1

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plead (pliːd)
 
vb (when intr, often foll by with) (often foll by for) , esp (US), (Scot) pleads, pleading, pleaded, plead, pled
1.  to appeal earnestly or humbly (to)
2.  (tr; may take a clause as object) to give as an excuse; offer in justification or extenuation: to plead ignorance; he pleaded that he was insane
3.  to provide an argument or appeal (for): her beauty pleads for her
4.  law to declare oneself to be (guilty or not guilty) in answer to the charge
5.  law to advocate (a case) in a court of law
6.  (intr) law
 a.  to file pleadings
 b.  to address a court as an advocate
 
[C13: from Old French plaidier, from Medieval Latin placitāre to have a lawsuit, from Latin placēre to please; see plea]
 
'pleadable
 
adj
 
'pleader
 
n

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