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 and Etymology of nolle prosequi

Latin, to be unwilling to pursue


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nolle prosequi

noun nolle pros·e·qui \ -ˈprä-sə-ˌkwī, -ˌkwē \

legal Definition of nolle prosequi

:an entry in a criminal action denoting that the prosecutor will not prosecute the case further in whole or as to one or more of several counts or one or more of several defendants — compare non prosequitur

Origin and Etymology of nolle prosequi

Latin, to be unwilling to pursue


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