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plea

a. Law something alleged or pleaded by or on behalf of a party to legal proceedings in support of his claim or defence
b. Criminal law the answer made by an accused to the charge
c. (in Scotland and formerly in England) a suit or action at law
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Anyone who has backed a longshot who has not been linked with Operation Puerto will be pleaed to see the carnage at the head of the betting lists.
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UK ATHLETICS chief David Moorcroft has pleaed for unity following London Marathon founder Chris Brasher's criticism of the decision to build a national stadium at Picketts Lock in London.