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Synonyms for plea

Synonyms for plea

an earnest or urgent request

an explanation offered to justify an action or make it better understood

Synonyms for plea

a humble request for help from someone in authority

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

an answer indicating why a suit should be dismissed

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The judge told Ridsdale via the video link that his guilty plea would entitle him to a reduction in his sentence next month.
Rodgers, 22, of the city's Andersons Lane, had her not guilty plea to the same charge accepted by the Crown.
There was an increase of 30 per cent in guilty pleas at first hearing, and of those guilty pleas 60 per cent are being dealt with on the day.
Today's guilty pleas were the result of an eighteen month joint investigation conducted by the SCA office of Inspector General, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the United States Attorney's Office.
Judge Collier said: "I have ruled that his guilty plea must stand.
His not guilty plea to another house burglary at Denbigh Circle in Kinmel Bay was accepted when he admitted handling property stolen in the raid.
Ordered to pay compensation of PS250 following a guilty plea.
His guilty plea was taken into account during sentencing.
The 48-year-old from Solihull, in the West Midlands, spoke only to confirm his name and enter his not guilty plea during a brief hearing at Swansea Crown Court.
THE teenager awaiting sentence for murdering Scots backpacker Karen Aim in New Zealand is now sticking to his guilty plea.
Mr Justice Andrew Smith, sitting at Newcastle Crown Court, lifted an order which had prevented a guilty plea previously entered by Muzzaker Imtiaz Shah, 25, of no fixed address, being reported.
During Dorrell's three seasons in Westwood, a player's arrest and guilty plea to a misdemeanor count led to a one-game suspension.
An early guilty plea, remorse and previous history can reduce the tariff they are allowed to set under sentencing guidelines.
We feel very strongly that it is in the public's interest to see trial proceedings first hand, and it is certainly in the public interest to observe a guilty plea of a state judge on charges of bribery and corruption.
Willis denied being involved and refused to look at the CCTV footage - but later entered a guilty plea.