Definition of pleading in English:

pleading

Syllabification: plead·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈplēdiNG
 
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noun

  • 1The action of making an emotional or earnest appeal to someone: he ignored her pleading
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    • 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.
  • 2 (usually pleadings) Law A formal statement of the cause of an action or defense.
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    • 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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