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[nol-ee pros-i-kwahy, -kwee] /ˈnɒl i ˈprɒs ɪˌkwaɪ, -ˌkwi/

noun, Law.
an entry made upon the records of a court when the plaintiff or prosecutor will proceed no further in a suit or action.
Abbreviation: nol. pros.
/ˈnɒlɪ ˈprɒsɪˌkwaɪ/
(law) an entry made on the court record when the plaintiff in a civil suit or prosecutor in a criminal prosecution undertakes not to continue the action or prosecution Compare non prosequitur

formal notice to a plaintiff that the prosecutor will not continue a suit, Latin, literally “to be unwilling to pursue.” The verb nolle-pross is attested from 1880.


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