from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To make an agreement in which a defendant pleads guilty to a lesser charge and the prosecutor in return drops more serious charges.
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- n. An agreement between a defendant and the prosecution in which the defendant agrees to a plea such as guilty or nolo contendere to a lesser charge rather than contesting a greater charge.
- v. To make an agreement in which a defendant agrees to plead guilty to a lesser charge instead of not guilty to a greater one.
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- v. agree to plead guilty in return for a lesser charge
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