no contest


Definition of no contest

Examples of no contest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Brown pleaded no contest to the charges and was sentenced to two years of probation in a deal with Broward County prosecutors. NBC News, 19 Nov. 2021 Cleveland Safety Director Karrie Howard fired Officer Matthew Prince seven months after Prince pleaded no contest to drunken driving in Rocky River. Adam Ferrise, cleveland, 12 Nov. 2021 Jones, 38, pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor assault charge on Aug. 16. Jeanne Houck, The Enquirer, 11 Nov. 2021 The Station nightclub owners, Michael and Jeffrey Derderian, pleaded no contest to 100 counts of involuntary manslaughter. Globe Staff,, 11 Nov. 2021 Sosnovske later pleaded no contest to the murder charge. Joseph Diaz, ABC News, 5 Nov. 2021 On March 20, 2018, Garcia pleaded no contest to the aggravated assault charge in a plea bargain. Emilie Eaton, San Antonio Express-News, 3 Nov. 2021 Malik has pleaded no contest to the charges, though his plea was entered as a guilty plea, according to the documents. Rachel Desantis,, 29 Oct. 2021 According to documents, Malik pleaded no contest to the charges, which is the equivalent of a guilty plea that does not admit guilt. Starr Bowenbank, Billboard, 29 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of no contest

1931, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of no contest was in 1931

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23 Nov 2021

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“No contest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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