Plea-bargaining



[plee-bahr-gin] /ˈpliˌbɑr gɪn/

verb (used without object)
1.
to engage in .
verb (used with object)
2.
to deal with or achieve by :
to plea-bargain a reduced sentence.
noun
3.
the agreement arrived at as a result of .
noun
1.
an agreement between a prosecutor and a defendant whereby the defendant is allowed to plead guilty to a lesser charge rather than risk conviction for a graver crime in order to avoid a protracted trial or to win the defendant’s cooperation as a witness.
noun
1.
(law) an agreement between the prosecution and defence, sometimes including the judge, in which the accused agrees to plead guilty to a lesser charge in return for more serious charges being dropped

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