acceptance of plea
The reception by the court in a criminal prosecution of a plea of guilty. There are statutory limitations upon the acceptance of a plea in a capital case and in any case where it is open to the accused to plead guilty, the court is under a duty to determine whether the plea is voluntary and to admonish the accused of the consequences of the plea. 21 Am J2d Crim L §§ 484 et seq.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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