plead ignorance

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of plead ignorance

: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

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

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

  3. : to conduct pleadings

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


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