Pleader

Not in the sense of a barrister who argues in open court, but rather a draftsman, one who prepares the "pleas" in correct and formal terms. Burke refers to the set prosy speeches which were even more in evidence in the Assembly than the eloquence which he mentions at the beginning of the next paragraph.

Note by A.J.Grieve, (MA) to Part Two of "Reflections On The Revolution"
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