[plee-ding] /ˈpli dɪŋ/
the act of a person who pleads.
the act of presenting a case in court, as by a lawyer on behalf of his client
the art or science of preparing the formal written statements of the parties to a legal action See also pleadings
late 13c., “the carrying on of a suit at court,” verbal noun from plead (v.). Meaning “supplication, intercession” is from early 15c.
[plee] /pli/ noun 1. an appeal or entreaty: a plea for mercy. 2. something that is alleged, urged, or pleaded in defense or justification. 3. an excuse; pretext: He begged off on the plea that his car wasn’t working. 4. Law. Idioms 5. cop a plea, Slang. 1 (def 5b). /pliː/ noun 1. an earnest […]
[plez-uh ns] /ˈplɛz əns/ noun 1. a place laid out as a garden or promenade. 2. Archaic. . /ˈplɛzəns/ noun 1. a secluded part of a garden laid out with trees, walks, etc 2. (archaic) enjoyment or pleasure n. late 14c., from Old French plaisance “pleasure, delight, enjoyment,” from plaisant (see pleasant).
[pley-fel-oh] /ˈpleɪˌfɛl oʊ/ noun 1. a playmate.
- Play fair
Behave honestly and honorably, obey the rules, as in Not every supplier we deal with plays fair , or We can’t just leave them to find their own way back—that’s not playing fair . Although this idiom conjures up playing by the rules in some game or sport, it actually has been used in this […]