Complete Definition of "pleading"

English

Noun
en-noun

  1. law a document filed in a lawsuit

Verb
pleading

  1. past participle of plead

Adjective
en-adj

  1. Of or pertaining to that which pleads.

#* 1955, w:Ãmile Zola|Ãmile Zola, Ann Lindsay, Earth, p. 251:
#*: Franchise, relaxed and soothed by the vagueness of a surrender set so far in the future, simply took hold of his two hands to make him behave himself and looked at him with her pretty pleading eyes â the eyes of a sensitive woman who didn't want to risk having a child by anyone but her husband.
#* 1999, w:Simone de Beauvoir|Simone de Beauvoir, The Mandarins, p. 599:
#*: With a pleading look, she raised her eyes to him.
#* 1993, w:Charles Haddon Spurgeon|Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Psalms, p. 225:
#*: Have but a pleading heart and God will have a plenteous hand.

Derived terms
pleadingly

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