- the advocating of a cause in a court of law.
- the art or science of setting forth or drawing pleas in legal causes.
- a formal statement, usually written, setting forth the cause of action or defense of a case.
- pleadings, the successive statements delivered alternately by plaintiff and defendant until the issue is joined.
Examples from the Web for pleadingly
"You are unjust to yourself to put that literally in your story," she said, pleadingly.A New Sensation|Albert Ross
“My dear little girl,” she read and then stopped and looked from one to the other pleadingly.Lucile Triumphant|Elizabeth M. Duffield
"You do not know how long I have loved you," he says, pleadingly.Guy Kenmore's Wife and The Rose and the Lily|Mrs. Alex McVeigh Miller
She rose again at a little distance, and her eyes met his pleadingly.The Fatal Glove|Clara Augusta Jones Trask
Mrs. D. (pleadingly) George, is there nothing I can do to regain your affections?The Deacon|Horace C. Dale