Definition of plea bargain noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


plea bargain

BrE BrE//ˈpliː bɑːɡən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpliː bɑːrɡən//
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an arrangement in court by which a person admits to being guilty of a smaller crime in the hope of receiving less severe punishment for a more serious crime He reached a plea bargain with the authorities.