Definitions of "plead"
  1. Declare a statement in a legal case or proceeding
  2. Present a particular argument or defense in a legal case
  3. Assert a point or argument in a legal filing, such as a motion or brief
  4. Present a reason to justify or excuse an action in a legal context
How to use "plead" in a sentence
  1. The defendant decided to plead guilty to the charges brought against him.
  2. In the ongoing case, the plaintiff would not plead negligence, opting for strict liability instead.
  3. Due to circumstances beyond his control, he decided to plead his innocence on the account of accident.

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