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nolle pros

Syllabification: nol·le pros
Pronunciation: /ˌnôl ˈpräs
(also nol-pros, abbreviation: nol. pros.)

Definition of nolle pros in English:

verb (nolle pross, prossing, prossed)

[with object] Law
Abandon or dismiss (a suit) by issuing a nolle prosequi.
Example sentences
  • Montgomery County's administrative judge denied the motion at an Aug. 12 status hearing; the state consequently chose to nolle pros the charges rather than proceed to trial later that day.
  • The prosecutor subsequently nolle prossed the charges on which the arrest was based.

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