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Definition of pleading noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] an act of asking for something that you want very much, in an emotional way He refused to give in to her pleadings.
  2. 2[countable, usually plural] (law) a formal statement of someone's case in court see also special pleading
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