pleader

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Partly from Middle English pleder, pledere, equivalent to plead +‎ -er; and partly from Middle English pledour, plaidour, from Anglo-Norman plaidur, pledour, Old French plaidëor, pledëor.

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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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