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plea

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plea(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (entreaty)
a. la súplica
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The victims complained to the authorities, but nobody listened to their pleas.Las víctimas protestaron ante las autoridades, pero nadie escuchó sus súplicas.
b. la petición
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The president submitted her plea to the United Nations for sanctions on terrorism.La presidenta presentó ante las Naciones Unidas una petición de sanciones contra el terrorismo.
c. el pedido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The demonstrators raised their voices in a plea for justice.Los manifestantes alzaron sus voces en un pedido de justicia.
d. el llamamiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The candidates issued a plea for civic unity.Los candidatos emitieron un llamamiento a la unidad cívica.
e. el llamado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The anthropologist issued a plea to world governments to stop the destruction of antiquities.El antropólogo emitió un llamado a los gobiernos del mundo para detener la destrucción de las antigüedades.
2. (legal)
a. la declaración
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Defendants should be informed of the consequences which might follow from a plea of guilty.Se debe informar a los acusados de las consecuencias que puede tener una declaración de culpabilidad.
3. (excuse)
a. el pretexto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The trade union sought to halt promotions on the plea that it would reduce its membership.El sindicato trató de poner fin a los ascensos con el pretexto de que reduciría el número de afiliados.
b. la excusa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The dictator expelled minorities on the plea that they would cause "imbalances" in the population.El dictador expulsó a las minorías con la excusa de que provocarían "desequilibrios" en la población.
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plea
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (appeal)
a. la petición f, súplica
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
b. el pedido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
to make a plea for somethingsuplicar algo
2. (excuse)
a. la excusa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
on the plea that…alegando que…
3. (law)
a. la declaración
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
to enter a plea of guilty/not guiltydeclararse culpable/inocente
plea bargainingnegociación extrajudicial entre el abogado y el fiscal por la que el acusado acepta su culpabilidad en cierto grado a cambio de no ser juzgado por un delito más grave
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plea [pliː]
noun
1 (entreaty) súplica (f); petición (f)
he made a plea for mercy pidió clemencia
2 (excuse) pretexto (m); disculpa (f)
3 (Jur) alegato (m); defensa (f)
a plea of insanity un alegato de desequilibrio mental; a plea of guilty/not guilty una declaración de culpabilidad/inocencia
His plea of not guilty to a charge of attempted rape was accepted ...told a Bangkok juvenile court that she will not change her plea of not guilty
to enter a plea of innocent declararse inocente
modifier
plea bargaining (n) (Jur) acuerdo táctico entre fiscal y defensor para agilizar los trámites judiciales
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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