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pleading
American English: /ˈplidɪŋ/
British English: /ˈpliːdɪŋ/

Translation of pleading in Spanish:

noun (often plural)

  • 1.1 (begging)
    Example sentences
    • She chose to ignore my pleading and continued with her work.
    • Chris nodded, her eyes again filling at the earnestness and pleading behind his tone.
    • I appeal to you in the language of passionate pleading.
    1.2 (Law) see also special pleading
    Example sentences
    • There are many allegations made in the pleadings against the defendants but the matter which came before me to decide was a narrow one.
    • The record before me does not contain any pleadings in reply to the statements of defence of the police defendants.
    • In the pleadings, the defendants assert that the Bank owed them a duty of good faith that was breached.

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