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plea bargaining


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  • noun The process of negotiating a verdict and sentence without a complete trial.
  • verb Alternative spelling of plea-bargaining.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (criminal law) a negotiation in which the defendant agrees to enter a plea of guilty to a lesser charge and the prosecutor agrees to drop a more serious charge


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