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plea-bargain

plea-bar·gain

plea-bargain

 
pronunciation:
pli bar gn
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: plea-bargained, plea-bargaining, plea-bargains
definition: to engage in bargaining that results or may result in a defendant's pleading guilty to a lesser charge rather than being tried on a more serious one.
derivation: plea-bargainer (n.)