plea bargainplea bargain
an agreement arrived at by plea bargaining
to engage in plea bargaining
intransitive verbplea bar·gained, plea bar·gain·ing, plea bar·gains also plea-bar·gained or plea-bar·gain·ing or plea-bar·gains
To agree to plead guilty, especially to a lesser criminal offense, in exchange for some concession from the prosecution, such as dismissal of more serious charges.
- plea bargain
(plural plea bargains)