: the act of asking for something in a serious and emotional way
law : one of the formal, usually written statements made by the two sides of a legal case in a court of law
: advocacy of a cause in a court of law
a : one of the formal usually written allegations and counter allegations made alternately by the parties in a legal action or proceeding
b : the action or process performed by the parties in presenting such formal allegations until a single point at issue is produced
c : the introduction of one of these allegations and especially the first one
d : the body of rules according to which these allegations are framed
: the act or an instance of making a plea
Examples of PLEADING
- I'm tired of their begging and pleading.
- Despite our pleadings to be allowed to leave, they kept us there for several more hours.
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Related to PLEADING
- adjuration, appeal, conjuration, cry, desire, entreaty, petition, plea, prayer, solicitation, suit, suppliance, supplication
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