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10:50 Aug 10, 2004
English to English translations [PRO] Law/Patents - Law (general)
English term or phrase:alternatively
The Defendant's plea was principally not guilty, alternatively a more lenient sentence.
I understand the first part, but the second part of the sentence is a problem. Could you give me a synonym for alternatively.
Does this mean that his plea principally was not guilty, but also alternatively his plea was a more lenient sentence?
Is alternatively here an antonym to principally?
or As his plea was not guilty he did not get a more lenient sentence.