bargain plea

noun

Definition of bargain plea

slang
: a plea of guilty to one usually the least of several charges allowed by the prosecution when the prosecution stands to gain thereby (as where an offer of prosecution under a lesser charge is useful in persuading an offender to turn state's evidence)

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“Bargain plea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bargain%20plea. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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