nihil dicit

noun
ni·​hil di·​cit | \ ˈnī-əl-ˈdē-sit, ˈnī-hil-, ˈnē-hil-, -ˈdī- \

Legal Definition of nihil dicit

1 : refusal or neglect by a defendant to plead or answer
2 : a judgment rendered against a defendant who refuses or neglects to plead or answer

History and Etymology for nihil dicit

Latin, he says nothing

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“Nihil dicit.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/nihil%20dicit. Accessed 20 Aug. 2022.

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