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Definition 1: (law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding - [noun denoting communication]

(pleading is a kind of ...) a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc

"according to his statement he was in London on that day"

(... is a kind of pleading ) (law) a pleading by the defendant in reply to a plaintiff's surrejoinder

(... is a kind of pleading ) (law) a pleading by the plaintiff in reply to the defendant's rebutter

(... is a kind of pleading ) (law) a pleading that alleges new facts in avoidance of the opposing allegations

(... is a kind of pleading ) (law) a pleading made by a defendant in response to the plaintiff's replication

(... is a kind of pleading ) (law) a pleading made by a plaintiff in reply to the defendant's plea or answer

(... is a kind of pleading ) (law) any pleading that attacks the legal sufficiency of the opponent's pleadings

(... is a kind of pleading ) any pleading that fails to conform in form or substance to minimum standards of accuracy or sufficiency

(... is a kind of pleading ) (civil law) the first pleading of the plaintiff setting out the facts on which the claim for relief is based

(... is a kind of pleading ) (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense

"he was arrested on a charge of larceny"

(... is a kind of pleading ) the principal pleading by the defendant in response to plaintiff's complaint; in criminal law it consists of the defendant's plea of `guilty' or `not guilty' (or nolo contendere); in civil law it must contain denials of all allegations in the plaintiff's complaint that the defendant hopes to controvert and it can contain affirmative defenses or counterclaims

(... is a kind of pleading ) a pleading that alleges facts so separate that it is difficult to determine which facts the person intends to rely on

(... is a kind of pleading ) any defensive pleading that affirms facts rather than merely denying the facts alleged by the plaintiff

(... is a kind of pleading ) (law) a pleading by the plaintiff in reply to the defendant's rejoinder

(pleading is a part of ...) the particular events to be dealt with in a criminal trial; advises the defendant and the court of the facts the defendant will be required to meet

(pleading 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"

Definition 2: begging - [adjective denoting all]

Synonyms for pleading in the sense of this definition

(pleading is similar to ...) earnestly or solemnly entreating

"in adjuratory terms"

(pleading is similar to ...) expressing persistant and earnest entreaty

"an importunate job applicant"

(pleading is similar to ...) practicing beggary

"mendicant friars"

(pleading is similar to ...) of the nature of or expressing a petition

"the petitionary procedure had a quality of indecisiveness"

(pleading is similar to ...) expressing entreaty or supplication

"precatory overtures"

(pleading is similar to ...) humbly entreating

"a suppliant sinner seeking forgiveness"

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