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English definition of “plea”

plea

noun [C]     /pliː/
LEGAL a statement by someone in a court of law that they are guilty or not guilty of the crime they have been accused of: a plea of guilty /not guilty Making appeals and requestsCourt cases, orders and decisionsAnnouncing, informing and stating
REQUEST a strong request : an emotional plea for forgiveness Making appeals and requests
(Definition of plea noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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