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An appeal, or maybe part of one (4)


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'an appeal' is the definition.
(I know that plea is a type of appeal)

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(Other definitions for plea that I've seen before include "Petition or supplication" , "Intercession" , "(and 14) Enjoyment - gratification" , "Answer made by the accused to the charge" , "Earnest request, prayer" .)

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