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
Words nearby plea-bargain
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.