counterplea


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counterplea

(ˈkaʊntəpliː)
n
(Law) law rare a reply to a plea
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Noun1.counterplea - a plaintiff's reply to a defendant's plea
plea - (law) a defendant's answer by a factual matter (as distinguished from a demurrer)
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"
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Deyaar's lawyer Khalid Al Hamrani, of Al Tamimi and Co, handed the court a counterplea in which he asked the judge to reject Al Shamsi's petition.
But the case could also be interpreted as counterplea (antilepsis).
The rest of the opera is full of trials and torture, accusations and denials, pleas and counterpleas.