Etymology
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nolo contendere

Latin, literally "I do not wish to contend." Latin nolo is first person singular present indicative of nolle "be unwilling." In criminal law, a plea by the defendant that admits no guilt but subjects the defendant to judgment. In effect, a guilty plea, but it allows the pleader to deny the truth of the charges in a collateral proceeding.

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Definitions of nolo contendere

nolo contendere (n.)
(law) an answer of `no contest' by a defendant who does not admit guilt but that subjects him to conviction;
Synonyms: non vult
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