Etymology
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nolle prosequi

in law, formal notice to a plaintiff that the prosecutor will not continue a suit, Latin, literally "to be unwilling to pursue." The derived verb nolle-pross "to abandon (a prosecution, etc.) by nolle prosequi" is attested from 1880. Latin nolle "be unwilling" is from ne "not" + velle "will."

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Definitions of nolle prosequi
1
nolle prosequi (v.)
drop prosecution of by entering a nolle prosequi in the court records;
Synonyms: nolle pros / nol.pros.
2
nolle prosequi (n.)
an entry in the court record to the effect that the plaintiff or prosecutor will not proceed;
Synonyms: nol pros
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