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Definitions of pleading

  1. (law) The statements of the two parties in a lawsuit. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2. The act of advocating, defending, or supporting, a cause by arguments. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Act of supporting by arguments. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. Act of a pleader, who supports by arguments; argument in a suit. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5. PLEADINGLY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. expressing earnest entreaty; "the appealing and frightened look worn by an injured dog"; "she holds out her hand for money, importunate, insistent"; "a pleading note in her voice" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. A statement of the plaintiff's case or the defendant's defense, set out in generally accepted legal language and format. Today, in many states, the need to plead a case by drafting legal jargon -- or borrowing from a legal form book -- and printing it on numbered legal paper has been replaced by the use of pre-printed forms. In this case, creating a proper pleading consists principally of checking the correct boxes and filling in the requested information.
  8. Imploring. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for pleading

  1. She looked down into the pleading gray eyes of her favorite, and her choice was made. – The Children of Wilton Chase by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  2. Miles made a determined attack on his plate, as if pleading to be left alone to enjoy his dinner in peace. – Betty Trevor by Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
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