verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of plea-bargain
Related Words for plea bargainrespond, cite, assert, maintain, argue, allege, declare, adduce, vouch, advocate, avouch, present, 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.