non prosequitur

noun
non pro·​se·​qui·​tur | \ ˌnän-prə-ˈse-kwə-tər How to pronounce non prosequitur (audio) , ˌnōn- \

Definition of non prosequitur

: a judgment entered against a plaintiff for failure to appear to prosecute a suit

First Known Use of non prosequitur

1768, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for non prosequitur

Late Latin, he does not prosecute

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The first known use of non prosequitur was in 1768

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“Non prosequitur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/non%20prosequitur. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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non prosequitur

noun
non pro·​seq·​ui·​tur | \ ˈnän-prə-ˈse-kwə-tər, ˈnōn-prō-ˈsā-kwi-ˌtu̇r How to pronounce non prosequitur (audio) \

Legal Definition of non prosequitur

: a judgment entered against a plaintiff for failure to appear to prosecute a suit — compare nolle prosequi

History and Etymology for non prosequitur

Late Latin, he or she does not prosecute

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