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nol·le pros·e·qui(nŏl′ē prŏs′ĭ-kwī′, -kwē′)
n. Abbr. nol. pros.
A declaration that the plaintiff in a civil case or the prosecutor in a criminal case will drop prosecution of all or part of a suit or indictment.
[Latin nōlle prōsequī, to be unwilling to pursue : nōlle, to be unwilling + prōsequī, to pursue.]
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nolle prosequi(ˈnɒlɪ ˈprɒsɪˌkwaɪ)
(Law) 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
[Latin: do not pursue (prosecute)]
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nol•le pros•e•qui(ˈnɒl i ˈprɒs ɪˌkwaɪ, -ˌkwi)
(in court records) an entry indicating that the plaintiff or prosecutor will proceed no further in an action. Abbr.: nol. pros.
[1675–85; < Latin: to be unwilling to pursue]
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|Noun||1.||nolle prosequi - an entry in the court record to the effect that the plaintiff or prosecutor will not proceed|
entry - an item inserted in a written record
|Verb||1.||nolle prosequi - drop prosecution of by entering a nolle prosequi in the court records; "They nolle prossed the charge"|
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