The Meaning of plead

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Pleaded

imp. & p. p.
of Plead

Plead

of Plead

Pleading

p. pr. & vb. n.
of Plead

Plead

v. t.
To argue in support of a claim, or in defense against the claim of another; to urge reasons for or against a thing; to attempt to persuade one by argument or supplication; to speak by way of persuasion; as, to plead for the life of a criminal; to plead with a judge or with a father.

Plead

v. t.
To present an answer, by allegation of fact, to the declaration of a plaintiff; to deny the plaintiff's declaration and demand, or to allege facts which show that ought not to recover in the suit; in a less strict sense, to make an allegation of fact in a cause; to carry on the allegations of the respective parties in a cause; to carry on a suit or plea.

Plead

v. t.
To contend; to struggle.

Plead

v. t.
To discuss, defend, and attempt to maintain by arguments or reasons presented to a tribunal or person having uthority to determine; to argue at the bar; as, to plead a cause before a court or jury.

Plead

v. t.
To allege or cite in a legal plea or defense, or for repelling a demand in law; to answer to an indictment; as, to plead usury; to plead statute of limitations; to plead not guilty.

Plead

v. t.
To allege or adduce in proof, support, or vendication; to offer in excuse; as, the law of nations may be pleaded in favor of the rights of ambassadors.

Pleadable

a.
Capable of being pleaded; capable of being alleged in proof, defense, or vindication; as, a right or privilege pleadable at law.

Pleader

n.
One who pleads; one who argues for or against; an advotate.

Pleader

n.
One who draws up or forms pleas; the draughtsman of pleas or pleadings in the widest sense; as, a special pleader.

Pleading

n.
The act of advocating, defending, or supporting, a cause by arguments.

Pleadingly

adv.
In a pleading manner.

Pleadings

n. pl.
The mutual pleas and replies of the plaintiff and defendant, or written statements of the parties in support of their claims, proceeding from the declaration of the plaintiff, until issue is joined, and the question made to rest on some single point.
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