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plea

plea

 
 
pronunciation:
pli
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an earnest request or appeal.
a plea for peace
synonyms:
appeal, entreaty, prayer
similar words:
cry, petition, request, supplication
definition 2: an excuse.
He made a plea of fatigue.
synonyms:
alibi, defense, excuse, justification
similar words:
apologia, apology, explanation, pretext, reason
definition 3: a formal statement in a court of law, made by or in the interest of the defendant.
similar words:
apologia, appeal, defense
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