- 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 pleadings
He had brought upon himself the ill-feeling of a certain gentleman whom he had, in one of his pleadings, turned into ridicule.Curiosities of Olden Times|S. Baring-Gould
How Joo regarded these pleadings for the victims is seen in a letter to Faria after the settlement.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 3|Henry Charles Lea
Indeed, the pleadings and arguments for the Constitution seemed only to harden the feeling of those opposed to it.The Life of John Marshall (Volume 1 of 4)|Albert J. Beveridge
He put aside her struggles, her pleadings, as if they were thistle-down.The Coast of Chance|Esther Chamberlain
Louise, saddened in heart and crushed in spirit, with great reluctance at last yielded to his pleadings.Louis XIV., Makers of History Series|John S. C. Abbott