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cop a plea

Definition of cop a plea in English:

North American informal Engage in plea bargaining.
Example sentences
  • When common criminals are allowed to cop a plea, they plead guilty first as part of the bargain.
  • Until today that is, when he copped a plea in U.S. District Court in Concord.
  • You can defend yourself against an indictment or you can cop a plea.
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