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nol-pros

[nol-pros] /ˌnɒlˈprɒs/
verb (used with object), nol-prossed, nol-prossing. Law.
1.
to end by a nolle prosequi.
Origin of nol-pros
1875-1880
1875-80, Americanism

nol. pros.

Law.

nolle prosequi

[nol-ee pros-i-kwahy, -kwee] /ˈnɒl i ˈprɒs ɪˌkwaɪ, -ˌkwi/
noun, Law.
1.
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.
Origin
1675-85; < Latin: be unwilling to pursue, do not prosecute
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British Dictionary definitions for nol pros

nolle prosequi

/ˈnɒlɪ ˈprɒsɪˌkwaɪ/
noun
1.
(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
Word Origin
Latin: do not pursue (prosecute)

nol. pros.

abbreviation
1.
nolle prosequi
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Word Origin and History for nol pros

nolle prosequi

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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Related Abbreviations for nol pros

nol. pros.

nolle prosequi
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