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plea bargaining

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plea bargainingnoun
plea bargaining
noun
Learner's definition of PLEA BARGAINING  
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: a process in which a person who is accused of a crime is allowed to say that he or she is guilty of a less serious crime in order to be given a less severe punishment

— plea bargain

noun,pluralplea bargains[count]

— plea–bargain

verb,plea–bargains; plea–bargained; plea–bargaining[no object]
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