non prosequitur[nän′ prō sek′wē tər]
non prosequitur definition by Webster's New World
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Law a judgment entered against a plaintiff who fails to appear at the court proceedings or fails to do any other thing procedurally necessary
abbrev. non pros.
Origin: Classical Latin literally , he does not prosecute
non prosequitur definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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The judgment entered against a plaintiff who fails to appear in court to prosecute a suit.
Origin: Late Latin nōn prosequitur, he does not prosecute : Latin nōn, not + prōsequitur, third person sing. present tense of prōsequī, to prosecute.
non prosequitur - Legal Definition
A judgment against a plaintiff who has abandoned the case.