Beaupleader Law and Legal Definition

In French law, the term ‘beaupleader’ means ‘fair pleading.’ In early days, the term was used to refer to a fine imposed for bad or unfair pleading.

The term ‘beaupleader’ can also refer to a writ of prohibition that prevented a sheriff from taking of a fine for ill-pleading or bad pleading. The Statute of Malbridge of 1267 prohibited the levying of fines for this type of pleading.