Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
1) In civil lawsuits and petitions, the filing of any document (pleading) or the act of making an assertion or allegation in a legal proceeding. 2) In criminal law, the entry of plea of a defendant in response to each charge of criminal conduct.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:21 pm