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plead

v. 1) in civil lawsuits and petitions, the filing of any document (pleading) including complaints, petitions, declarations, motions, and memoranda of points and authorities. 2) in criminal law, the entry of plea of a defendant in response to each charge of criminal conduct. (See: plea, pleading)

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TO PLEAD. The formal entry of the defendant's defence on the record. In a popular sense, it signifies the argument in a cause, but it is not so used by the profession. Steph. Pl. Appx. note I; Story, Eq. Pl. Sec. 5, note.

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The IHC bench directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor and Mr Dar's counsel to present arguments on whether a trial could continue through a pleader while the sole accused remained absent.
Summary: Lawyers in Kerala have been up in arms against journalists after they reported the case of a government pleader allegedly attempting to molest a woman in Kochi
Additional Secretary (Opinion), Aqal Badshah is chairman while Director, Human Rights, Noor Zaman Khan, Deputy Secretary (Administration), Tahir Iqbal, Senior Government Pleader Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Service Tribunal, Usman Ghani, legal Drafter, Shagufta Naveed, Private Secretary to Minister for Law, Anwar Akbar Khan and Section Officer, Akbar Khan will be members of the committee.
Sitharaman also launched a scathing attack on Junior Education Minister, Shashi Tharoor, who had remarked that "India does not need 'a bleeder or a pleader" as a Prime Minister.
The feud between lawyers and scribes was triggered earlier this month when media carried reports about the arrest of government pleader, Dhanesh Mathew Manjooran for allegedly molesting a woman in Kochi.
A two-judge division bench of the high court comprising of Justices V M Kanade and M S Sonak was told by government pleader G.
He entered the legal profession as pleader in 1957 and enrolled as Advocate of High Court of then West Pakistan Karachi Bench in 1959 and Advocate of Supreme Court in 1980.
The incidents were triggered after media reported the arrest of advocate Dhanesh Mathew Manjooran, a government pleader who was apprehended for allegedly molesting a woman in Kochi.
Government Pleader Prakash Jani, informed the Court that the vessel was detained in high sea, following some payment issues and an HC order in that regard.
Khosa entered the legal profession as pleader in 1957 and enrolled as Advocate of High Court of West Pakistan Karachi Bench in 1959 and Advocate of Supreme Court of Pakistan in 1980; was elevated as Additional Judge of Balochistan High Court on 20th June 1977 to June 1979, and after another promotion as Additional Judge on 31st March 1985, was finally appointed as permanent Judge of the said High Court on 31st March 1987.
The team found that a "deceptive pleader" raised their forehead muscles, called the "frontalis", which gave off surprised expressions.