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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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