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plea bargainnoun [C]

/ˈpliː ˌbɑː.ɡɪn/  us /ˈpliː ˌbɑːr.ɡɪn/
an agreement to allow someone accused of a crime to admit to being guilty of a less serious crime, in order to avoid being tried for the more serious one
plea bargaining
noun [U] uk   us
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plea bargainnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpli ˌbɑr·ɡən/
social studies an agreement to allow someone accused of a crime to admit to being guilty of a less serious crime in order to avoid being tried for the more serious one
(Definition of plea bargain from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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