Synonyms of pleading


1. pleading, statement

usage: (law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding


1. plead, appeal, invoke

usage: appeal or request earnestly; "I pleaded with him to stop"

2. plead, apologize, apologise, excuse, justify, rationalize, rationalise

usage: offer as an excuse or plea; "She was pleading insanity"

3. plead, declare

usage: enter a plea, as in courts of law; "She pleaded not guilty"

4. plead, allege, aver, say

usage: make an allegation in an action or other legal proceeding, especially answer the previous pleading of the other party by denying facts therein stated or by alleging new facts


1. beseeching (vs. imperative), pleading, imploring, adjuratory, importunate, mendicant, petitionary, precatory, precative, suppliant, supplicant, supplicatory

usage: begging

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Definition and meaning of pleading (Dictionary)