Share this entry

British English: /pliː/
American English: /pli/

Translation of plea in French:


  • 1 (for tolerance, mercy etc)
    (for money, food) for de
    her plea that the school (should) be kept open
    son appel pour que l'école soit maintenue
    to make a plea for aid
    lancer un appel à l'aide
    his plea for the homeless
    son appel en faveur des sans-abri
    she ignored his pleas
    elle est restée sourde à ses prières
  • 2 (Law)to make ou enter a plea of guilty/not guilty to make a plea of self-defence/insanity
    plaider la légitime défense/la démence
  • 3 (excuse) on the plea that …
    sous prétexte que …

Definition of plea in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources


    Next Score:
    Word of the day whippersnapper
    Pronunciation: ˈwɪpəsnapə
    a young, inexperienced person considered presumptuous or overconfident...