Definition of plea bargain in English:

plea bargain

noun

Law
  • An arrangement between prosecutor and defendant whereby the defendant pleads guilty to a lesser charge in exchange for a more lenient sentence or an agreement to drop other charges.

    ‘the media coverage caused the judge to rethink the plea bargain’

verb

[no object]plea-bargain
Law
  • Make a plea bargain.

    ‘he plea-bargained and avoided jail’

Pronunciation

plea bargain

/ˈpliː ˌbɑːɡɪn/