Share this entry

nolle pros Line breaks: nolle pros
Pronunciation: /ˌnɒlɪ ˈprɒs/

Definition of nolle pros in English:

verb (prosses, prossing, prossed)

[with object] US Law
Abandon or dismiss (a suit) by issuing a nolle prosequi: the case for sales would be nolle prossed
More 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.

Definition of nolle pros in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day confidant
Pronunciation: ˈkɒnfɪdant
a person with whom one shares a secret...