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pled

 (plĕd)
v.
A past tense and a past participle of plead.

pled

(plɛd)
vb
Scots law US a past tense and past participle of plead

plead

(plid)

v. plead•ed pled, plead•ing. v.i.
1. to appeal or entreat earnestly; beg: to plead for time.
2. to use arguments or persuasions.
3. to afford an argument or appeal: His youth pleads for him.
4.
a. to make any allegation or plea in an action at law.
b. (of a defendant) to answer a charge.
c. to address a court as an advocate.
d. to prosecute a suit or action at law.
v.t.
5. to allege or urge in defense, justification, or excuse: to plead ignorance.
6.
a. to argue (a cause) before a court.
b. to allege formally in a court action.
c. to allege or cite as a defense.
[1200–50; Middle English plaiden < Old French plaid(i)er to go to law, plead < early Medieval Latin placitāre to litigate, derivative of Latin placitum opinion. See plea]
plead′a•ble, adj.
plead′er, n.
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