plead guilty (to something)

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plead guilty (to something)

To formally admit and declare that one is guilty (of some crime or accusation). The defendant avoided a possible death sentence by pleading guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter. My client pleads guilty, your honor.
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plead guilty to something

to state that one is guilty of a crime before a court of law. Gerald refused to plead guilty to the crime and had to stand trial. Max pleaded guilty to the charge and then fled town.
See also: guilty, plead
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Billy, he told her, had refused bail, refused a lawyer, had asked to be tried by the Court, had pleaded guilty, and had received a sentence of sixty dollars or thirty days.
The assault he had pleaded guilty of was atrocious and unprovoked, and if he were a fair sample of a striking teamster, the only wise thing for Oakland to do was to break up the union and drive every member from the city.
And when I pleaded guilty, but defended the act as highly rational, he but pressed me closer and laughed as only one of God's own lovers could laugh.
Barnaby's mother pleaded guilty to the accusation, and hoped there was no harm in it.
In truth he had virtually pleaded guilty to the charge, by scarcely aiming at such success as other men seek, and by taking only that humble and modest part in the intercourse of life which belongs to the alleged deficiency.
Lisa Ash, 27, of Vine Street, South Shields, pleaded guilty to drunk and disorderly behaviour and possession of cannabis resin.
The following cases were heard at Cardiff Magistrates' Court: | Joshua Edward Jones, 19, of Greenmeadow Drive, Tongwynlais, Cardiff, pleaded guilty to drink driving.
11/1: Jeffrey Watts, 58, of Carbondale, pleaded guilty to criminal trespassing to land, a Class B misdemeanor.
Pleaded guilty to stealing PS1,273 rent money from Harbour North between November 17, 2014 and February 16, 2015.
The following cases were heard at Cardiff Magistrates' Court: | Andrew Mark Booth, 47, of Huggard Buildings, Hansen Street, Cardiff, pleaded guilty to using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour.
Pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in Newcastle on January 15.
| Anthony Gafoor, 47, of Alice Street, Cardiff, pleaded guilty to theft.
Pleaded guilty to producing cannabis on November 27.
Pleaded guilty to damaging a door, worth PS200, belonging to the Tyneside Foyer on December 29.
The defendant pleaded guilty. * Johnathan Davies, 20 of Greenside, Cowbridge, was fined pounds 150 and given five penalty points after speeding on a 30mph road.