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plea-bargain

[plee-bahr-gin]
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verb (used without object)
  1. to engage in plea bargaining.
verb (used with object)
  1. to deal with or achieve by plea bargaining: to plea-bargain a reduced sentence.
noun
  1. the agreement arrived at as a result of plea bargaining.

Origin of plea-bargain

First recorded in 1965–70
Related formsplea-bar·gain·er, noun
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