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Meaning of PLEADER

Pronunciation:  'pleedur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a lawyer who pleads cases in court

PLEADER is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: advocate, counsel, counsellor, counselor, counselor-at-law
 See Also: attorney, lawyer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Plead"er\, n. [F. plaideur.]
1. One who pleads; one who argues for or against; an

         So fair a pleader any cause may gain. --Dryden.

2. (Law) One who draws up or forms pleas; the draughtsman of
   pleas or pleadings in the widest sense; as, a special

Thesaurus Terms
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