plea-bargain definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • to produce an agreement for which a defendant pleads responsible to a lesser cost and the prosecutor inturn drops much more serious costs.
  • noun:
    • An agreement between a defendant together with prosecution where defendant agrees to a plea particularly guilty or nolo contendere to a lesser cost in the place of contesting a greater cost.
  • verb:
    • to help make an understanding for which a defendant agrees to plead bad to an inferior cost instead of not guilty to a greater one.
    • accept plead responsible in substitution for an inferior charge

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