verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of plea-bargain
OTHER WORDS FROM plea-bargainplea-bar·gain·er, noun
Example sentences from the Web for plea-bargain
He later accepted a plea deal that put him behind bars for 25 years.
Clearly the liberation of Gross took place in the context of what might be called a “grand bargain.”Obama Realizes What 10 Presidents Didn’t: Isolating Cuba Doesn’t Work|Christopher Dickey|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Well, because conservatives often get more than they bargain for.
Schettino also tried to enter a plea bargain agreement, which ultimately was rejected by the Grosseto court.The Costa Concordia’s Randy Reckless Captain Takes the Stand|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And Andorra is a tax haven with bargain luxury goods shopping and great ski slopes.Up to a Point: Thanks to the Biggest Turkey, Uncle Sam|P. J. O’Rourke|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The promoters went his security and put up the cash into the bargain, and he went back to the publishing house victorious.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
It is probable he wished to provide written proof of a plea that he was an unwilling agent in the clutch of a mutinous army.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Keen and canny, they drive a close bargain but, scrupulous and conscientious, fulfil it faithfully.
He would haggle in a bargain for a shilling, and economize in things beneath a wise man's notice or consideration.
Nor can he hold the company on the plea of ignorance by declaring he has not read it, for it is his duty to read the receipt.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
Cultural definitions for plea-bargain
An agreement that permits a defendant to plead guilty to a lesser charge instead of pleading not guilty to a more serious one. Plea bargaining is usually undertaken by a prosecutor to obtain important information from a defendant or to avoid a long and costly trial.