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nolle prosequi

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

Definition of NOLLE PROSEQUI

:  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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