1A formal notice of abandonment by a plaintiff or prosecutor of all or part of a suit.
More example sentences
- The prosecutor had sole, unfettered discretion to enter a nolle prosequi in this case.
- In considering the court's power to dismiss a case for pretrial delays it is useful to consider the right of the prosecutor to seek a nolle prosequi.
Latin, literally 'refuse to pursue'.
Definition of nolle prosequi in:
- The US English dictionary