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- n. A person, such as an advocate, who pleads.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who pleads; one who argues for or against; an advotate.
- n. One who draws up or forms pleas; the draughtsman of pleas or pleadings in the widest sense.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who pleads; one who presents pleas for or against a claim, allegation, etc.; technically, a lawyer who pleads a cause or argues in a court of justice (the original meaning of the term), or who drafts, prepares, or devises pleadings.
- n. The party whose pleading is under consideration
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a lawyer who pleads cases in court
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I'm glad to hear of it; a fine profession, sir; constant variety and excitement -- for the pleader, that is to say '(Mr. Shelford shared the lay impression that pleading was a form of passionate appeal to judge and jurymen),' and of course you would plead in court.
The second mate had, however, in the meantime mentioned the matter to the captain, putting his own construction upon it; the request was therefore harshly and hastily refused, the refusal being accompanied by the assertion that the pleader was a mean, skulking, mutinous rascal, not worth his salt.
He gave the following instance of the sort of thing which takes place: -- A man comes into the "pleader," or lawyer's office, for a consultation.
Especially,” he went on, “when the pleader is the nephew of an old colleague, one of the lights of the grand Council of State which gave France the
Especially, "he went on," when the pleader is the nephew of an old colleague, one of the lights of the grand Council of State which gave France the Napoleonic Code. "
Obama's presidency, like his campaign, shows how painstaking an African-American has to be -- more so, possibly, than a white liberal -- in coming on before a national audience as a special pleader on minority interests and needs.
He was a grunting lover, she was a pleader -- whimpering, shifting, her cries not quite smothered by the creaking bedstead.
Let the false pleader pay for his offence, I say, to the bitter end. '
A similar prenuptial agreement for use in Israel was initiated by Rabbis Elyashiv Knoll, Mordechai Ben Zazon and rabbinic pleader Rachel Levmore.
Sadly, the case was decided only after the woman had been denied relief for over six years; only after intense efforts were made by her rabbinic pleader, Rivka Lubitch; and only after pressure was applied by the printed and electronic media.