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  • noun US, law 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.
  • verb US, law 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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  • verb agree to plead guilty in return for a lesser charge

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