nolo contendere


no·lo con·ten·de·re

noun \ˈnō-(ˌ)lō-kən-ˈten-də-rē\

Definition of NOLO CONTENDERE

:  a plea in a criminal prosecution that without admitting guilt subjects the defendant to conviction but does not preclude denying the truth of the charges in a collateral proceeding

Origin of NOLO CONTENDERE

Latin, I do not wish to contend
First Known Use: 1872

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