non prosequitur

non prosequitur

[non proh-sek-wi-ter]
noun Law.
a judgment entered against the plaintiff in a suit when the plaintiff does not appear in court to prosecute it.

Origin:
1760–70; < Latin nōn prōsequitur literally, he does not pursue (prosecute)

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non prosequitur (ˈnɒn prəʊˈsɛkwɪtə)
 
n
law Compare nolle prosequi (formerly) a judgment in favour of a defendant when the plaintiff failed to take the necessary steps in an action within the time allowed
 
[Latin, literally: he does not prosecute]

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