non prosequitur


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non pro·se·qui·tur

 (nŏn′ prə-sĕk′wĭ-tər, nōn′)
n.
The judgment entered against a plaintiff who has failed to pursue his or her lawsuit in a timely manner.

[Late Latin nōn prosequitur, he does not prosecute : Latin nōn, not + prōsequitur, third person sing. present tense of prōsequī, to prosecute.]

non prosequitur

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

non pro•se•qui•tur

(ˌnɒn proʊˈsɛk wɪ tər)

n.
a judgment against a plaintiff who fails to appear in court to prosecute a suit.
[1760–70; < Latin nōn prōsequitur literally, he does not pursue]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.non prosequitur - a judgment entered in favor of the defendant when the plaintiff has not continued his action (e.g., has not appeared in court)
judicial decision, judgment, judgement - (law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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