nolle prosequinol·le pros·e·qui
- formal notice by the prosecutor that prosecution in a criminal case will be ended as to one or more counts, one or more defendants, or altogether
- similar notice by the plaintiff in a civil suit
Origin of nolle prosequiL, to be unwilling to prosecute
nounAbbr. nol. pros.
Origin of nolle prosequiLatin n&omacron;lle pr&omacron;sequ&imacron;, to be unwilling to pursue : n&omacron;lle, to be unwilling + pr&omacron;sequ&imacron;, to pursue.
(plural nolle prosequis or nolle prosequies)
(third-person singular simple present nolle prosequis, present participle nolle prosequing, simple past and past participle nolle prosequied)
- (law, somewhat informal) To issue such an declaration about a particular (charge or case).