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  • n. An agreement in which a defendant agrees to plead guilty to a lesser charge instead of not guilty to a greater one

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (criminal law) a negotiation in which the defendant agrees to enter a plea of guilty to a lesser charge and the prosecutor agrees to drop a more serious charge


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