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nolle pros

or nol pros (nŏl′ prŏs′)
tr.v. nolle prossed, nolle pros·sing, nolle pros·ses or nol prossed or nol pros·sing or nol pros·ses Law
To drop (charges) against the accused by entering a nolle prosequi in court: The prosecutor nolle prossed the charges.

[Short for nolle prosequi.]
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Verb1.nolle pros - drop prosecution of by entering a nolle prosequi in the court records; "They nolle prossed the charge"
knock off, drop - stop pursuing or acting; "drop a lawsuit"; "knock it off!"
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Worcester, charged with assault and battery, nolle prossed.
I nolle prossed and I apologized to her and her family on the record.
Nearly all of the prior raids failed to result in meaningful prosecutions, with most of these cases being stetted or nolle prossed.
Fifty-six arrestees were acquitted or had charges against them dismissed or nolle prossed, 24 have cases that remain pending or their dispositions are unknown at present, 16 have been committed to psychiatric institutions, and 10 died in custody before a final disposition was determined.
Worcester, charged with possession of cocaine, sentenced to 60 days in the House of Correction; assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (shod foot) and assault and battery, nolle prossed.
The court addressed the issue in a March 21 case involving a former inmate who sued his public defenders for malpractice after his conviction on rape charges was thrown out on appeal for ineffective assistance of counsel, and the prosecutors nolle prossed the case.