pleader

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Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman plaidur, pledour et al., in later use reinforced by plead +‎ -er.

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Noun[edit]

pleader (plural pleaders)

  1. (law) A person who pleads in court; an advocate. [from 13th c.]
    • 1924, EM Forster, A Passage to India, Penguin 2005, p. 25:
      ‘Soon after I came out I asked one of the pleaders to have a smoke with me – only a cigarette, mind.’
  2. (generally) Someone who pleads or implores. [from 16th c.]

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