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PLEA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does plea mean? 

PLEA (noun)
  The noun PLEA has 3 senses:

1. a humble request for help from someone in authority
2. (law) a defendant's answer by a factual matter (as distinguished from a demurrer)
3. an answer indicating why a suit should be dismissed

  Familiarity information: PLEA used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PLEA (noun)


Sense 1plea [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A humble request for help from someone in authority

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

plea; supplication

Hypernyms ("plea" is a kind of...):

appeal; entreaty; prayer (earnest or urgent request)


Sense 2plea [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(law) a defendant's answer by a factual matter (as distinguished from a demurrer)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("plea" is a kind of...):

answer (the principle pleading by the defendant in response to plaintiff's complaint; in criminal law it consists of the defendant's plea of 'guilty' or 'not guilty' (or nolo contendere); in civil law it must contain denials of all allegations in the plaintiff's complaint that the defendant hopes to controvert and it can contain affirmative defenses or counterclaims)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "plea"):

counterplea (a plaintiff's reply to a defendant's plea)

dilatory plea (a plea that delays the action without settling the cause of action; it can challenge the jurisdiction or claim disability of the defendant etc. (such defenses are usually raised in the defendant's answer))

insanity plea; plea of insanity ((criminal law) a plea in which the defendant claims innocence due to mental incompetence at the time)


Sense 3plea [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An answer indicating why a suit should be dismissed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("plea" is a kind of...):

due process; due process of law ((law) the administration of justice according to established rules and principles; based on the principle that a person cannot be deprived of life or liberty or property without appropriate legal procedures and safeguards)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Holonyms ("plea" is a part of...):

trial ((law) legal proceedings consisting of the judicial examination of issues by a competent tribunal)


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