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 nōlle prōsequī to be unwilling to pursue nōlle to be unwilling prōsequī 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).