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English definition of “plead”

plead

verb [I or T]
 
 
/pliːd/
LAW to say in a court of law if you are guilty or not guilty of something that you have been accused of: plead guilty/not guilty to sth They pleaded guilty to price-fixing and paid a $45 million fine.
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