nolle prosequi

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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
Verb1.nolle prosequi - 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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*A complaint of aggravated cruelty to animals against Alan Foster, 42, of rural Pana was granted nolle prosequi on July 19, as the state's attorney's office indicated inability to proceed relating to the victims.
class="font-size--16The lawyer said Mr Haji attempted to terminate the Kiambu case by entering a nolle prosequi - a formal notice of abandonment - but that the defence opposed this.
For more than 200 years, the state has required prosecutors to obtain judicial consent to dismiss a charge by nolle prosequi, the court said.
The two were charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, while Asiedu was separately charged with murder and robbery, but the Attorney-General on May 29, 2017 filed a 'nolle prosequi' to discontinue with the first trial.
Nolle prosequi is a Latin phrase which means "to no longer prosecute" or "unwilling to pursue." Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby has recently announced the state's attorney's office will no longer prosecute individuals arrested for possession of marijuana in Baltimore.
Not just a lawyer who knows of nolle prosequi, pro bono, or even amicus curiae but a lawyer who is not corrupt,' Omondi said.
'Hence, I decided for the prosecution to enter nolle prosequi against both Lim Guan Eng and Phang Li Koon in accordance with Section 254 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC).
Prosecution barrister Sean Gillane told the court the DPP had requested a nolle prosequi be entered in respect of all of the charges against the defendants, except for one count of criminal damage against Dylan Collins.
Both his lawyer Christos Pourgourides and Prez Nik, we hear, have been lobbying the AG Costas Clerides trying to persuade him to issue a nolle prosequi. Their proposal was that Rikkos would make a public apology to the AG (what happened in the Supreme Court) that would make the termination of his services a straightforward matter for the Judicial Council and in exchange there would be no criminal case against him.
A nol pros, or nolle prosequi, is a court filing reflecting a prosecutor's decision not to proceed with a criminal case after charges have been brought.
The December 17 Authority for the Protection of the Revolution and the December 17 Association had strained every nerve to obtain the abused judge's nolle prosequi, but in vain, as the plaintiff was not in the region.