Definition of Pleading

1. Noun. (law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding.




2. Adjective. Begging.

Definition of Pleading

1. n. The act of advocating, defending, or supporting, a cause by arguments.

Definition of Pleading

1. Noun. (legal) A document filed in a lawsuit, particularly a document initiating litigation or responding to the initiation of litigation. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of plead) ¹

3. Adjective. Of or pertaining to that which pleads. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pleading

1. an allegation in a legal action [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pleading

plea in abatement
plea of insanity
plea of the crown
pleace
pleach
pleached
pleaches
pleaching
plead
plead the fifth
pleadable
pleaded
pleader
pleaders
pleadeth
pleading (current term)
pleading in the alternative
pleadingly
pleadings
pleads
pleaed
pleaing
pleas
pleas of the crown
pleasable
pleasance
pleasances
pleasant
pleasant-tasting
pleasanter

Literary usage of Pleading

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Catalogue by San Francisco Law Library, Frank P. Deering (1888)
"Equity pleading under the NY code. 2 vols. 2d ed. 1860. ... Puterbaugh, SD Common law pleading and practice in Ii1. 1867. Same. 5th ed. 1880. ..."

2. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, William Draper Lewis (1902)
"OF pleading. *293] *pleadingS are the mutual altercations between the plaintiff and defendant;( i) which at present are set down and delivered into the ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"C. 5S9, 55 SE 366, 8 LRA [NS] 574), und this is equally true Of a demurrer to an answer, or other pleading. The demurrer. In this Instance, calls to Its aid ..."

4. The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I. by Frederick Pollock, Frederic William Maitland (1898)
"But the background of the law of pleading and trial still is this, ... The supposed rule that in Dower there is no 'defence' (Stephen, pleading, ..."

5. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, Thomas McIntyre Cooley (1884)
"OF pleading. pleadingS are the mutual altercations between the plaintiff and defendant; ... pleading, therefore, consists merely in alleging matter of fact, ..."

6. The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I by Frederick Pollock, Frederic William Maitland (1899)
"But the background of the law of pleading and trial still is this, that the defendant must take his stand upon a downright No, whereupon there will be a ..."

7. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1844)
"pleading, 1. Practice, 3. Principal and Agent, 1. ACCUMULATION. ... pleading, 1. Representative. Trust, 4. ADVANCEMENT. See Satisfaction, 1. ..."

8. Catalogue by San Francisco Law Library, Frank P. Deering (1888)
"Equity pleading under the NY code. 2 vols. 2d ed. 1860. ... Puterbaugh, SD Common law pleading and practice in Ii1. 1867. Same. 5th ed. 1880. ..."

9. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, William Draper Lewis (1902)
"OF pleading. *293] *pleadingS are the mutual altercations between the plaintiff and defendant;( i) which at present are set down and delivered into the ..."

10. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"C. 5S9, 55 SE 366, 8 LRA [NS] 574), und this is equally true Of a demurrer to an answer, or other pleading. The demurrer. In this Instance, calls to Its aid ..."

11. The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I. by Frederick Pollock, Frederic William Maitland (1898)
"But the background of the law of pleading and trial still is this, ... The supposed rule that in Dower there is no 'defence' (Stephen, pleading, ..."

12. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, Thomas McIntyre Cooley (1884)
"OF pleading. pleadingS are the mutual altercations between the plaintiff and defendant; ... pleading, therefore, consists merely in alleging matter of fact, ..."

13. The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I by Frederick Pollock, Frederic William Maitland (1899)
"But the background of the law of pleading and trial still is this, that the defendant must take his stand upon a downright No, whereupon there will be a ..."

14. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1844)
"pleading, 1. Practice, 3. Principal and Agent, 1. ACCUMULATION. ... pleading, 1. Representative. Trust, 4. ADVANCEMENT. See Satisfaction, 1. ..."

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