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plead

[pleed]
verb (used without object), pleaded or pled, pleading.
1.
to appeal or entreat earnestly: to plead for time.
2.
to use arguments or persuasions, as with a person, for or against something: She pleaded with him not to take the job.
3.
to afford an argument or appeal: His youth pleads for him.
4.
Law.
a.
to make any allegation or plea in an action at law.
b.
to put forward an answer on the part of a defendant to a legal declaration or charge.
c.
to address a court as an advocate.
d.
Obsolete. to prosecute a suit or action at law.
verb (used with object), pleaded or pled, pleading.
5.
to allege or urge in defense, justification, or excuse: to plead ignorance.
6.
Law.
a.
to maintain (a cause) by argument before a court.
b.
to allege or set forth (something) formally in an action at law.
c.
to allege or cite in legal defense: to plead a statute of limitations.

Origin:
1200–50; Middle English plaiden < Old French plaid(i)er to go to law, plead < early Medieval Latin placitāre to litigate, derivative of Latin placitum opinion. See plea

replead, verb, repleaded, repleading.
unpleaded, adjective


1. beg, supplicate. 2. reason. 5. claim.
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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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plead
mid-13c., "make a plea in court," from Anglo-Fr. pleder, O.Fr. pleider, plaidier, "agreement, discussion, lawsuit," from M.L. placitare, from L.L. placitum (see plea). Sense of "request, beg" first recorded late 14c.
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