• WordNet 3.6
    • n pleader a lawyer who pleads cases in court
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pleader (Law) One who draws up or forms pleas; the draughtsman of pleas or pleadings in the widest sense; as, a special pleader .
    • Pleader One who pleads; one who argues for or against; an advotate. "So fair a pleader any cause may gain."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pleader One who pleads; one who presents pleas for or against a claim, allegation, etc.; technically, a lawyer who pleads a cause or argues in a court of justice (the original meaning of the term), or who drafts, prepares, or devises pleadings.
    • n pleader The party whose pleading is under consideration
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. plaideur,


In literature:

There was no gain-saying this ardent pleader.
"Hubert's Wife" by Minnie Mary Lee
Of the pleaders she thought alone.
"St. Cuthbert's" by Robert E. Knowles
The bunch of flowers on the table was a silent pleader.
"The Faith Doctor" by Edward Eggleston
If it had been a question of celebrated pleaders!
"Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe" by Eugène Brieux
Sometimes the mother avoided a too persistent pleader by suddenly rising above him.
"Little Brothers of the Air" by Olive Thorne Miller
In his later years Lord Campbell delighted to trace his legal pedigree to the great pleader and 'pupillizer' of the last century, Tom Warren.
"A Book About Lawyers" by John Cordy Jeaffreson
Usher was a powerful pleader.
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair
Let the true orator come forth, and the spruce pleader is instantly flung into the background.
"Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 366, April, 1846" by Various
The other four were George Holroyd and James Scarlet, both distinguished pleaders, and William Cruise and John Bell.
"The Red River Colony" by Louis Aubrey Wood
A great Pleader is truly a great Artist, and more imaginative than any other.
"The Humourous Story of Farmer Bumpkin's Lawsuit" by Richard Harris
I thought, in general, that the pleaders were satisfied with the Bey's decision.
"Notes in North Africa" by W. G. Windham
It might be quite well enough, I thought, for the lawyer to be a special pleader.
"My Schools and Schoolmasters" by Hugh Miller
He is the impassioned pleader who, just delivered panting from the rack, cries for vengeance.
"The Forerunners" by Romain Rolland
Dig., Pleader E. 3, and Bac.
"Report of the Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, and the Opinions of the Judges Thereof, in the Case of Dred Scott versus John F.A. Sandford" by Benjamin C. Howard
Cicero had a perfect mastery of all weapons wielded by a pleader in Rome.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
Watching, an outsider would have said that the priest and the young doctor were pleaders with the others for the cause of Miss Blair.
"The House of Fulfilment" by George Madden Martin
She was the pleader now.
"Aletta" by Bertram Mitford
He allows no lady pleader to enter without exacting from her the toll of a kiss.
"The Iron Pincers" by Eugène Sue
Most of the avenues of publicity are the avenues for special pleaders.
"Thirty" by Howard Vincent O'Brien
Myrtle had, perhaps, never so seriously inclined her ear to the pleasing accents of the young pleader.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 119, September, 1867" by Various

In poetry:

"I persevered, yet still I strained
The pleader to my breast;
I hush'd her cries, but as I chid
More fondly still carest.
"Vignette - IV" by Matilda Betham
The pig upon the table laid,
The solemn umpire shook his head.
"A sucking pig's a feeble pleader,
He'll neither follow nor be leader."
"Justice" by William Hutton

In news:

A Ugandan Lawyer's Passage From Skeptical Little Girl to ' Pleader for Women'.