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non pro·se·qui·tur(nŏn′ prə-sĕk′wĭ-tər, nōn′)
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)
(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)
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]
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|Noun||1.||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