plea-bargain

plea-bargain
verb
agree to plead guilty in return for a lesser charge
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If he plea-bargains, he will be sent to a medium-security prison for 8 years

Derivationally related forms: ↑plea bargain, ↑plea bargaining
Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence
Hypernyms: ↑agree
Verb Frames:
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plea-bargainer, n.
/plee"bahr'gin/, v.i.
1. to engage in plea bargaining.
v.t.
2. to deal with or achieve by plea bargaining: to plea-bargain a reduced sentence.
n.
3. the agreement arrived at as a result of plea bargaining.
[1965-70]

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pleaˈ-bargain intransitive verb
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Main Entry:plea

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plea-bargain verb, -gains, -gained, -gaining [no obj]

He plea-bargained to avoid spending time in jail.

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Main Entry:plea bargaining

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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