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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (legal)
a. plea
El alegato de locura que presentó el abogado defensor no fue admisible.The insanity plea made by the defense attorney was not admissible.
b. statement
El alegato final de la fiscalía convenció al jurado.The prosecution's closing statement convinced the jury.
2. (reasoning)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. argument
El alegato de los maestros en contra de ser evaluados fue apoyado por el sindicato.The teachers's argument against being evaluated was supported by the union.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (law)
a. plea
2. (fig)
hacer un alegato a favor de/en contra deto make a case for/against
1 (Jur) (escrito) indictment; (oral) allegation; (declaración) statement; assertion;
2 (Latinoamérica) (discusión) argument; dispute
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