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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural (Law) The mutual pleas and replies of the plaintiff and defendant, or written statements of the parties in support of their claims, proceeding from the declaration of the plaintiff, until issue is joined, and the question made to rest on some single point.

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  • noun Plural form of pleading.

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