plead ignorance

Definition of plead ignorance

  1. :  to say that one knows nothing about something When asked about the reasons for these drastic changes, she pleaded/pled ignorance.

Word by Word Definitions

pleadplay
  1. :  to argue a case or cause in a court of law

    :  to make an allegation in an action or other legal proceeding

    :  to answer the previous pleading of the other party by denying facts therein stated or by alleging new facts

ignoranceplay
  1. :  the state or fact of being ignorant :  lack of knowledge, education, or awareness


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