plaidoyer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French plaidoyer.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

plaidoyer (plural plaidoyers)

  1. (chiefly law) An act of pleading; a plea.
    • 2010, Guy Deutscher, Through the Language Glass, Arrow 2011, p. 7:
      In this plaidoyer for culture, I will argue that cultural differences are reflected in language in profound ways [...].

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Noun use of the Old French verb infinitive plaidoiier, plaidiier.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

plaidoyer m (plural plaidoyers)

  1. (law) speech for the defence
  2. (figuratively) plea

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French plaidoiier, plaidiier.

Noun[edit]

plaidoyer m (plural plaidoyers)

  1. (law) pleading