Plead not guilty

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Plead not guilty to deny guilt
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. plaider; cf. Plea.

Usage

In literature:

Of course he and Mead pleaded not guilty.
"A True Hero" by W.H.G. Kingston
After the indictment had been read over, the prisoners were asked by the clerk whether they pleaded guilty or not guilty.
"Jacob Faithful" by Captain Frederick Marryat
The old servant pleaded not guilty with earnest solemnity.
"The Pirate City" by R.M. Ballantyne
To your friendly accusation I am glad I can plead not guilty with a safe conscience.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. IV (of X)--Great Britain and Ireland II" by Various
The defendant pleaded Not Guilty.
"A Sketch of the Life of the late Henry Cooper Barrister-at-Law, of the Norfolk Circuit; as also, of his Father" by William Cooper
He appears to have mistrusted the promises of James, and he pleaded not guilty.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
Did not the obstinate prisoner plead guilty to what was really a charge of sedition?
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
The man who pleads 'Not Guilty,' and who pays for his defence, expects to be heard out to the bitter end.
"The Moving Finger" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
To that she has pleaded that she is not guilty.
"The Queen Against Owen" by Allen Upward
But he does not plead guilty to this.
"The Ethnology of the British Islands" by Robert Gordon Latham
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In poetry:

Not guilty, yer Honor . . . An’ givin’ me reasons,
I’d like for to plead this ‘ere change in the seasons,
Plus one flamin’ goat with a terrible silly
Great grin on ‘is map wot ‘ud drive a man dilly
"'Wet'" by C J Dennis
While all to listen did not fail,
Th' unfolding of a curious tale;
And strong desire was on the itch,
Was strung up to the highest pitch.
George thought the scene should not enlarge,
Then pleaded guilty to the charge.
"The Jealous Head" by William Hutton

In news:

Three California men accused of plotting to join al Qaeda and Taliban militants for training in Afghanistan pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists.
Afghanistan pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists.
Clayton Whittemore pleads not guilty to murder of SUNY Brockport student Alexandra Kogut.
FARMINGTON —A California man pleaded not guilty in federal court in Albuquerque to selling fake American Indian jewelry.
Anchorage man, woman plead not guilty in Sagerser homicide.
An Anchorage man and woman facing charges related to the shooting death of Demian Sagerser pleaded not guilty earlier this month.
Suspect in Chicago car-bomb plot pleads not guilty.
Clippers announcer pleads not guilty to theft.
Anthony Bennett pleads 'not guilty' in Carnel Chamberlain death.
An Arcadia man accused of trying to strangle his roommate pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges related to the weekend attack.
Egyptian-born terror suspect pleads not guilty.
Man arrested with arsenal of dangerous gear expected to plead not guilty today.
A man who officials say arrived in Los Angeles on a flight from Japan wearing body armor and carrying an arsenal of dangerous items in his luggage is expected to plead not guilty today to a federal charge.
Sifton teen pleads not guilty to arson .
A Juneau teenager wanted for arson pleaded not guilty Tuesday to two felony charges relating to the June 19 fire at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.
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