Counter plea

(Law) a replication to a plea.

See also: Counter

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The JD(U), headed by Nitish, also approached the ECI to file a counter plea against a petition submitted by Yadav.
And if their conscience makes a counter plea, they quickly silence it with the retort, "Everybody (who wins) is doing it, after all."
The JD(U), headed by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, also approached the ECI to file a counter plea against a petition submitted by Yadav.
The JD(U), headed by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, approached the Election Commission earlier today to file a counter plea against a petition submitted earlier by breakaway group led by 'rebel' Sharad Yadav, stating that it was the real party and staking claim to the party symbol.
Some countries have started to change their laws, but we need to use all the flexibilities available such as filing pre-/post-grant patent oppositions, counter pleas etc," said Mr Grover.
Sindh Law Secretary Ghulam Nabi Shah said that law officers have been directed to ensure their presence in courts to counter pleas of granting stay orders in land encroachment cases as the government was facing a lot of difficulties in vacating the land.