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English noun: plea bargaining

1. plea bargaining (communication) (criminal law) a negotiation in which the defendant agrees to enter a plea of guilty to a lesser charge and the prosecutor agrees to drop a more serious charge

SamplesHis admission was part of a plea bargain with the prosecutor.
Plea bargaining helps to stop the courts becoming congested.

Synonymsplea bargain

Broader (hypernym)bargaining

Domain categorycriminal law, jurisprudence, law

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