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plea bargain


Definition of plea bargain

  1. :  an agreement by which someone accused of a crime admits to a less serious crime in order to be given a less severe punishment

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a legal suit or action

    :  an allegation made by a party in support of a cause: as

    :  an allegation of fact — compare demurrer

  1. :  an agreement between parties settling what each gives or receives in a transaction between them or what course of action or policy each pursues in respect to the other

    :  something acquired by or as if by bargaining

    :  an advantageous purchase

  1. :  to negotiate over the terms of a purchase, agreement, or contract :  haggle

    :  to come to terms :  agree

    :  to bring to a desired level by bargaining

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of a yellow-green or bluish-gray color

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