- plural form of nonpro
(third-person singular simple present nonprosses, present participle nonprossing, simple past and past participle nonprossed)
- Alternative form of non-pros.
- The plaintiffs not appearing, the writ of error was nonprossed.
(third-person singular simple present non-prosses, present participle non-prossing, simple past and past participle non-prossed)
- To decline or fail to prosecute; to allow (a lawsuit) to be dropped.
- To enter judgement against (a plaintiff who fails to prosecute).
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Variant of non prosequitur
Origin of non prosequiturClassical Latin literally , he does not prosecute