Definition of 'plea'
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He is not thought to have entered a plea. The Sun (2017)He has yet to enter a plea and was remanded in custody. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He did not enter a plea. The Sun (2016)A not guilty plea was heard. The Sun (2016)The court accepted her plea of not guilty to murder. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Many refugees came to him with pleas for help. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Yesterday the judge took into account his early guilty plea. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She also accepted some of his earlier guilty pleas to lesser charges. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The mother entered no plea and was given unconditional bail. The Sun (2011)We have a moral duty to answer their plea. The Sun (2014)The women made emotional pleas for the lives of their loved ones. Times, Sunday Times (2012)These pleas for action come against a background of turmoil in the eurozone. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Not guilty pleas on his behalf were made to two charges of murder. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He did not enter a plea but the court heard he intended pleading guilty. The Sun (2013)He made the plea for help after posting snaps of the two failed attempts online yesterday. The Sun (2011)Thursday he entered a guilty plea to two counts of second degree murder. Christianity Today (2000)Lodge spoke only to confirm his name and enter a not guilty plea to the charge. The Sun (2007)She spoke only to confirm her name and enter her pleas and was remanded in custody. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We cannot leave such pain and such pleas without an answer. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The emotional plea about the rank and file is irrelevant here. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But only very rarely does it contain a plea on behalf of those who have to pay. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But he changed his plea to guilty when confronted with the snap. The Sun (2008)He did not enter a plea to a charge of murder and was remanded in custody. The Sun (2007)Neither man entered a plea and both were bailed. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Explain that suicide is a plea for help and that telling you or another responsible adult is not betraying a confidence. You and Your Adolescent: A Parents' Guide for Ages 10 to 20 (1990)Her book includes a plea for action to save women from forced marriages. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Yesterday it seemed his plea had been answered after it was retweeted 400 times. The Sun (2015)But a court rejected his plea, saying there was no need to have a gun to collect mussels. The Sun (2009)More than usual, earnest pleas filled the Opinion pages but they were nicely balanced. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'plea'
British English: plea NOUN
A plea is an appeal or request for something, made in an intense or emotional way.
He made an emotional plea for help in solving the crime.
Definition of plea from the Collins English Dictionary
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