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Synonyms for plead

to make an earnest or urgent request

Words related to plead

offer as an excuse or plea

enter a plea, as in courts of law

make an allegation in an action or other legal proceeding, especially answer the previous pleading of the other party by denying facts therein stated or by alleging new facts

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My mother and my sisters have pleaded for me, and you turn a deaf ear--"
I put the constable in mind that I had broke no doors, nor carried anything away; and when I came to the justice, and pleaded there that I had neither broken anything to get in, nor carried anything out, the justice was inclined to have released me; but the first saucy jade that stopped me, affirming that I was going out with the goods, but that she stopped me and pulled me back as I was upon the threshold, the justice upon that point committed me, and I was carried to Newgate.
Nay,' says she, 'for you are mistaken there, I assure you, for I am under sentence, only I pleaded my belly, but I am no more with child than the judge that tried me, and I expect to be called down next sessions.
Pleaded guilty to stealing food, from B & M Bargains on October 11.
The following cases were heard at Cardiff Magistrates' Court: | Michael Kevin Ashton, 28, of Sanquar Street, Splott, Cardiff, pleaded guilty to stealing nine computer games and a handbag to the value of PS239.
The following cases were heard at Coventry Magistrates Court on December 12: Paldeep Badhan, 22, of Mowbray Street, Hillfields, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft after stealing an iPod Nano worth pounds 132 and an iPod Touch worth pounds 150 and two counts of fraud.
A 13-year-old boy from Erdington pleaded guilty to handing stolen goods - a pair of jeans worth pounds 159 from Armani.
A Studio City securities broker at a major firm pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiring to bilk about 40 hedge fund investors of at least $2.
Pleaded guilty to allowing his premises to be used to produce amphetamine Ian Kilner, 52, of Hatfield Road, Southport.
Morgenthau announced that six people and one corporation have pleaded guilty to racketeering charges and related crimes in the theft of millions of dollars from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
The court noted that the state had not affirmatively pleaded the statute of limitations defense because the inmate had pleaded facts that showed his action was time-barred.
John Pappalardo announced today that an attorney formerly with the Boston law firm of Warner & Stackpole pleaded guilty to defrauding The Dime Savings Bank of New York.
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 1, 1995--A Newton man pleaded guilty today in federal court to violations of federal racketeering, loansharking and money laundering laws.
Pleaded guilty to stealing chocolates, worth PS3, from Nisa on October 12.
The following cases were heard at Cardiff Magistrates' Court:| Hayley Louise Hodder, 32, of Custom House Street, Cardiff, pleaded guilty to breaching a community order.