Pled
Plead Plead, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pleaded} (colloq. {Plead}or {Pled}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Pleading}.] [OE. pleden, plaiden, OF. plaidier, F. plaider, fr. LL. placitare, fr. placitum. See {Plea}.] 1. To argue in support of a claim, or in defense against the claim of another; to urge reasons for or against a thing; to attempt to persuade one by argument or supplication; to speak by way of persuasion; as, to plead for the life of a criminal; to plead with a judge or with a father. [1913 Webster]

O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man pleadeth for his neighbor! --Job xvi. 21. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) To present an answer, by allegation of fact, to the declaration of a plaintiff; to deny the plaintiff's declaration and demand, or to allege facts which show that ought not to recover in the suit; in a less strict sense, to make an allegation of fact in a cause; to carry on the allegations of the respective parties in a cause; to carry on a suit or plea. --Blackstone. Burrill. Stephen. [1913 Webster]

3. To contend; to struggle. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Pled — Pled, imp. & p. p. of {Plead} [Colloq.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pled — past and past part of plead Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • pled — [pled] v AmE a past tense and past participle of ↑plead …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • pled — /pled/, v. a pt. and pp. of plead. * * * …   Universalium

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  • pled — the past tense and past participle of plead …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pled — past tense and pp. of PLEAD (Cf. plead) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pled — plȇd (plȇjd) m <N mn ovi> DEFINICIJA veći pleteni šal koji služi za zaštitu ramena i leđa od hladnoće i vlage, dio ženske garderobe, nosi se obično preko haljine ili bluze ETIMOLOGIJA engl. plaid ← škot.gael. plaide: pokrivač …   Hrvatski jezični portal

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