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Plea bargain   /pli bˈɑrgən/   Listen
Plea bargain

noun
1.
(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.  Synonym: plea bargaining.  "Plea bargaining helps to stop the courts becoming congested"






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