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- noun The process of negotiating a verdict and sentence without a complete trial.
- verb Alternative spelling of plea-bargaining.
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- noun (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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