nihil dicit

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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 22 Jul. 2024.

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