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nolle prosequi

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noun nol·le pro·se·qui \ˌnä-lē-ˈprä-sə-ˌkwī\

Definition of nolle prosequi

  1. :  an entry on the record of a legal action denoting that the prosecutor or plaintiff will proceed no further in an action or suit either as a whole or as to some count or as to one or more of several defendants



Origin of nolle prosequi

Latin, to be unwilling to pursue


First Known Use: 1681


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nolle prosequi

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noun nolle pros·e·qui \-ˈprä-sə-ˌkwī, -ˌkwē\

Legal Definition of nolle prosequi

  1. :  an entry in a criminal action denoting that the prosecutor will not prosecute the case further in whole or as to one or more of several counts or one or more of several defendants — compare non prosequitur



Origin of nolle prosequi

Latin, to be unwilling to pursue


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