plea bargaining definition

  • noun:
    • The process of negotiating a verdict and sentence without an entire test.
    • (criminal law) a negotiation when the defendant agrees to enter a plea of guilty to a smaller charge additionally the prosecutor agrees to drop an even more really serious cost
  • verb:
    • alternate spelling of plea-bargaining.

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