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
: 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
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