pleading


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plead·ing

 (plē′dĭng)
n.
1. A plea; an entreaty.
2. Law A formal statement, usually written, setting forth the cause of action or the defense of a party to a lawsuit.

pleading

(ˈpliːdɪŋ)
n
1. (Law) the act of presenting a case in court, as by a lawyer on behalf of his client
2. (Law) the art or science of preparing the formal written statements of the parties to a legal action. See also pleadings

plead•ing

(ˈpli dɪŋ)

n.
1. the act of a person who pleads.
2.
a. a formal, usu. written statement setting forth the cause of action or defense of a case.
b. the skill or practice of setting forth pleas in legal causes.
c. the advocating of a cause in a court of law.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pleading - (law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceedingpleading - (law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding
bill of Particulars - the particular events to be dealt with in a criminal trial; advises the defendant and the court of the facts the defendant will be required to meet
affirmative pleading - any defensive pleading that affirms facts rather than merely denying the facts alleged by the plaintiff
alternative pleading, pleading in the alternative - a pleading that alleges facts so separate that it is difficult to determine which facts the person intends to rely on
answer - the principal pleading by the defendant in response to plaintiff's complaint; in criminal law it consists of the defendant's plea of `guilty' or `not guilty' (or nolo contendere); in civil law it must contain denials of all allegations in the plaintiff's complaint that the defendant hopes to controvert and it can contain affirmative defenses or counterclaims
charge, complaint - (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense; "he was arrested on a charge of larceny"
complaint - (civil law) the first pleading of the plaintiff setting out the facts on which the claim for relief is based
defective pleading - any pleading that fails to conform in form or substance to minimum standards of accuracy or sufficiency
demurrer - (law) any pleading that attacks the legal sufficiency of the opponent's pleadings
rebuttal, rebutter - (law) a pleading by the defendant in reply to a plaintiff's surrejoinder
replication - (law) a pleading made by a plaintiff in reply to the defendant's plea or answer
rejoinder - (law) a pleading made by a defendant in response to the plaintiff's replication
special pleading - (law) a pleading that alleges new facts in avoidance of the opposing allegations
surrebuttal, surrebutter - (law) a pleading by the plaintiff in reply to the defendant's rebutter
surrejoinder - (law) a pleading by the plaintiff in reply to the defendant's rejoinder
statement - a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
Adj.1.pleading - beggingpleading - begging        
Translations

pleading

[ˈpliːdɪŋ]
A. N (= entreaties) → súplicas fpl (Jur) → alegatos mpl
special pleadingargumentos mpl especiosos
B. ADJ [tone etc] → suplicante, de súplica

pleading

[ˈpliːdɪŋ]
adj [expression, eyes, voice] → implorant(e)
n (= entreaty) → imploration f

pleading

nBitten nt; (Jur) → Plädoyer nt
adj look, voiceflehend

pleading

[ˈpliːdɪŋ]
1. n (entreaties) → suppliche fpl
2. adjsupplichevole
References in classic literature ?
or pleading room, in which to hold hearings, and to repel, at need, the King's people; and under the roof, an
If at this moment the sweet voice of Renee had sounded in his ears pleading for mercy, or the fair Mercedes had entered and said, "In the name of God, I conjure you to restore me my affianced husband," his cold and trembling hands would have signed his release; but no voice broke the stillness of the chamber, and the door was opened only by Villefort's valet, who came to tell him that the travelling carriage was in readiness.
Villefort knew not when he should return, and Renee, far from pleading for Dantes, hated the man whose crime separated her from her lover.
Whether those pleading orators were persons educated in the general knowledge of equity, or only in provincial, national, and other local customs?
The first object that met her view was her client pleading, with conspicuous success, for himself
And now, although pleading guilty to long delay, I have kept my promise in this book.
Earnestly pleading with her friend, Clara advances toward the window.
These pleadings, and the counter pleadings, being duly heard, the very learned judge in set terms decided, to wit, --That as for the boat, he awarded it to the plaintiffs, because they had merely abandoned it to save their lives; but that with regard to the controverted whale, harpoons, and line, they belonged to the defendants; the whale, because it was a Loose-Fish at the time of the final capture; and the harpoons and line because when the fish made off with them, it (the fish) acquired a property in those articles; and hence anybody who afterwards took the fish had a right to them.
Zahra Reyhani, 28, of Neville Street, Riverside, Cardiff, was given a three-month public alcohol banning order and fined PS150 after pleading guilty to threatening and abusive behaviour.
Unfortunately, by pleading not guilty they run the risk of upsetting the judge and getting a very harsh sentence.
ROSAMOND -- A Rosamond couple accused of milking the state workers' compensation system for more than $1 million in direct payments, medical care and the services of a chauffeur and a housekeeper face jail time after pleading no contest to insurance fraud.
Three of those pleading guilty were former MTA officials.