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The word "plea" uses 4 letters: aelp.

n. - That which is alleged by a party in support of his cause; in a stricter sense, an allegation of fact in a cause, as distinguished from a demurrer; in a still more limited sense, and in modern practice, the defendant's answer to the plaintiff's declaration and demand. That which the plaintiff alleges in his declaration is answered and repelled or justified by the defendant's plea. In chancery practice, a plea is a special answer showing or relying upon one or more things as a cause why the suit should be either dismissed, delayed, or barred. In criminal practice, the plea is the defendant's formal answer to the indictment or information presented against him. 2

n. - A cause in court; a lawsuit; as, the Court of Common Pleas. See under Common. 2

n. - That which is alleged or pleaded, in defense or in justification; an excuse; an apology. 2

n. - An urgent prayer or entreaty. 2

Direct anagrams of plea:

leap pale peal

Words formed by adding one letter before or after plea (in bold), or to aelp in any order:

h - aleph m - ample maple p - appel apple pepla l - lapel s - lapse leaps pales peals pleas salep sepal spale t - leapt lepta palet petal plate pleat tepal d - padle paled pedal plead a - palea r - paler parle pearl n - panel penal plane plena i - pilea c - place g - plage

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