Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An abbreviation of nolle prosequi.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • An abbrev. of nolle prosequi.
  • transitive verb To discontinue by entering a nolle prosequi; to decline to prosecute.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb law, transitive To discontinue by entering a nolle prosequi; to decline to prosecute.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an entry in the court record to the effect that the plaintiff or prosecutor will not proceed
  • verb drop prosecution of by entering a nolle prosequi in the court records

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Examples

  • When Smith elected to nol-pros a defendant, it was usually because he was aware of the likelihood of either an acquittal or a hung jury due to lack of evidence or proof of citizenship.

    Hanging Captain Gordon

  • When Smith elected to nol-pros a defendant, it was usually because he was aware of the likelihood of either an acquittal or a hung jury due to lack of evidence or proof of citizenship.

    Hanging Captain Gordon

  • When Smith elected to nol-pros a defendant, it was usually because he was aware of the likelihood of either an acquittal or a hung jury due to lack of evidence or proof of citizenship.

    Hanging Captain Gordon

  • When Smith elected to nol-pros a defendant, it was usually because he was aware of the likelihood of either an acquittal or a hung jury due to lack of evidence or proof of citizenship.

    Hanging Captain Gordon

  • Most of the time, prosecutors need a judge’s permission to “nol-pros” a case.

    Legal Definitions

  • Most of the time, prosecutors need a judge’s permission to “nol-pros” a case.

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  • Most of the time, prosecutors need a judge’s permission to “nol-pros” a case.

    Sui Generis--a New York law blog:

  • The record is clear: the Bonita’s sailors, all foreigners, were quietly released after Smith decided to nol-pros their indictments.

    Hanging Captain Gordon

  • The record is clear: the Bonita’s sailors, all foreigners, were quietly released after Smith decided to nol-pros their indictments.

    Hanging Captain Gordon

  • The record is clear: the Bonita’s sailors, all foreigners, were quietly released after Smith decided to nol-pros their indictments.

    Hanging Captain Gordon

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