Definition of plea-bargain in English:

plea-bargain

verb

Law
  • See plea bargaining

    • ‘They plea-bargained for the easy, cheaper option.’
    • ‘By the time Jesse came to plea-bargain, the jury already knew his father had confessed to it and he had no supporting witnesses.’
    • ‘If I'd been a habitual offender - the kind of driver for whom traffic court was designed - I probably wouldn't have gotten to plea-bargain.’
    • ‘Eight had the charges dropped and eight plea-bargained to keep them from doing time in prison.’
    • ‘He thought we might be able to plea bargain to a lesser offense.’