nol-prossed; nol-prossing

transitive verb

: to discontinue by entering a nolle prosequi

Word History

Etymology

nolle prosequi

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nol-pros was in 1945

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“Nol-pros.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nol-pros. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

Legal Definition

nol-pros

verb
ˈnäl-ˈpräs, ˈnəl-
nol-prossed; nol-prossing

transitive verb

: to discontinue by entering a nolle prosequi

intransitive verb

: to enter a nolle prosequi
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