The plea bargain was swiftly contorted into an outright means of extorting inculpatory perjury to bring down targeted individuals.
Clarke will most likely seek to avoid a trial and negotiate a plea.
Instead, he was offered a plea bargain under which he would serve no time but had to graduate from Morehouse.
The FDA is hoping to remedy the dearth of knowledge with a plea aimed at influential drugmakers.
Sean Penn promising to stop taking himself so seriously if you would just take seriously his plea for a public option.
Were I to advance the plea of youth in excuse of the naiveness to be found in these pages, he would be likely to say "Bosh!"
This is my plea, on this I rest my cause— What saith my counsel, learned in the laws?
But in spite of all that is being done, we continue to make our plea for the little children.
He had desired to see these articles on the plea of making a selection for his sister.
The plea for co-operation is, to say the least, hypocritical in the face of the determination to refuse justice to the Punjab.
early 13c., "lawsuit," from Anglo-French plai (late 12c.), Old French plait "lawsuit, decision, decree" (9c.), from Medieval Latin placitum "lawsuit," in classical Latin, "opinion, decree," literally "that which pleases, thing which is agreed upon," properly neuter past participle of placere (see please). Sense development seems to be from "something pleasant," to "something that pleases both sides," to "something that has been decided." Meaning "a pleading, an agreement in a suit" is attested from late 14c. Plea-bargaining is first attested 1963. Common pleas (early 13c.) originally were legal proceedings over which the Crown did not claim exclusive jurisdiction (as distinct from pleas of the Crown); later "actions brought by one subject against another."