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Pleas of the crown

PLEAS OF THE CROWN, Eng. law. This phrase is now employed to signify criminal causes in which the king is a party. Formerly it signified royal causes for offences of a greater magnitude than mere misdemeanors. These were left to be tried in the courts of the barons, whereas the greater offences, or royal causes, were to be tried in the king's courts, under the appellation of pleas of the crown. Robertson's Hist. of Charles V., vol. 1, p. 48.

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Plea
plea bargain
plea bargaining
Plea in bar
plea of insanity
plea-bargain
Pleach
Plead
Pleadable
Pleader
Pleading
pleading in the alternative
Pleadingly
Pleadings
Pleas in suspension
-- Pleas of the crown --
Pleas poll
Pleasance
Pleasant
Pleasant Island
pleasant-tasting
Pleasant-tongued
Pleasantly
Pleasantness
Pleasantry
Please
Pleased
Pleaseman
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pleasingly
pleasingness
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