no contest


Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The singer pleaded no contest to four charges of harassment against the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum, and was ultimately ordered to complete anger management and domestic violence programs while serving 360 days of probation. Glenn Rowley, Billboard, 7 Mar. 2023 After the state pushed to prosecute the murder charge again in 2011, Brown pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter. Dominic Fracassa, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 Mar. 2023 That same year, however, Sizemore pleaded no contest to charges of domestic abuse, and was accused of and sued for molesting an 11-year-old girl on a film set in 2003. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 3 Mar. 2023 As part of a plea agreement, Grebe, formerly of Muskego, pleaded no contest to a felony charge of hit and run involving great bodily harm Dec. 16. Bob Dohr, Journal Sentinel, 3 Mar. 2023 Her uncle pleaded no contest to felony child abuse and is awaiting sentencing; and the aunt has yet to enter a plea. Lauren Kaori Gurley, Washington Post, 3 Mar. 2023 In 2003, he was convicted of domestic violence against his girlfriend at the time, and in 2017, Sizemore pled no contest to two charges of domestic violence after being arrested a few months earlier on suspicion of assaulting his partner. Charna Flam, Variety, 3 Mar. 2023 Tom previously pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor charges of domestic abuse for assaulting his girlfriend in July 2016. Chelsea White, Peoplemag, 3 Mar. 2023 Amplify Energy also agreed to plead no contest to state environmental charges and pay $4.9 million in fines and penalties in the aftermath of the spill last year. Los Angeles Times, 2 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of no contest was in 1931

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Cite this Entry

“No contest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

Legal Definition

no contest

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