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Definitions and Synonyms of plea bargain | Another word for plea bargain | What is plea bargain?

Definition 1: (criminal law) a negotiation in which the defendant agrees to enter a plea of guilty to a lesser charge and the prosecutor agrees to drop a more serious charge - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where plea bargain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his admission was part of a plea bargain with the prosecutor
  • plea bargaining helps to stop the courts becoming congested

Synonyms for plea bargain in the sense of this definition

(plea bargain is a kind of ...) the negotiation of the terms of a transaction or agreement

(plea bargain belongs to category ...) the body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment

(plea bargain belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

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