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  1. a person who pleads, especially at law.
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Origin of pleader

1225–75; Middle English pleder, plaidour; see plead, -er1
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  • Tonight the fighter was gone, and the pleader took his place.

    The Kentucky Ranger

    Edward T. Curnick

  • As an orator and a pleader Cicero undoubtedly stands in the first rank.

  • She listening, as women always listen when the pleader is eloquent.

  • Babu Nilratan, the husband of Labanya, was a pleader at Buxar.

  • Here comes the King, said the hostess, rising to dismiss the pleader.

    The Mesmerist's Victim

    Alexandre Dumas