- That which is alleged by a party in support of his cause; in
a stricter sense, an allegation of fact in a cause, as distinguished
from a demurrer; in a still more limited sense, and in modern practice,
the defendant's answer to the plaintiff's declaration and demand. That
which the plaintiff alleges in his declaration is answered and repelled
or justified by the defendant's plea. In chancery practice, a plea is a
special answer showing or relying upon one or more things as a cause
why the suit should be either dismissed, delayed, or barred. In
criminal practice, the plea is the defendant's formal answer to the
indictment or information presented against him. - A cause in court; a lawsuit; as, the Court of Common Pleas.
See under Common. - That which is alleged or pleaded, in defense or in
justification; an excuse; an apology. - An urgent prayer or entreaty.
Pleasure centre Pleasure centre is an area of the hypothalamus which apparently causes sensations of pleasure when electrically stimulated.
Pleasure principle In psychoanalysis, pleasure principle is a key motivating principle of the unconscious which involves the urge to gratify basic drives immediately and to avoid the experience of pain or
Plea bargain Plea bargain is a deal between the prosecution and the accused offender where the accused will plead guilty in return for a reduced charge.