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Meaning of PLEADING

Pronunciation:  'pleeding

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding
  2. [adj]  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"

PLEADING is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: appealing, beseeching, imploring, importunate
 See Also: affirmative pleading, alternative pleading, answer, bill of Particulars, charge, complaint, defective pleading, demurrer, pleading in the alternative, rebuttal, rebutter, rejoinder, replication, special pleading, statement, surrebuttal, surrebutter, surrejoinder



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Plead"ing\, n.
The act of advocating, defending, or supporting, a cause by

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: adjuratory, answer, appealing, argument, argumentum, bar, begging, beseeching, case, cons, consideration, counsel, counterstatement, defense, demurrer, denial, elenchus, entreating, exception, ignoratio elenchi, imploring, legal profession, objection, plaidoyer, plea, pleadings, precative, precatory, pros, pros and cons, reason, rebuttal, refutation, reply, representation, response, riposte, special demurrer, special pleading, statement of defense, talking point