nolle prosequi

Definition of "nolle prosequi"
  1. A formal declaration made by a prosecutor in a criminal case or a plaintiff in a civil case that they will cease to pursue the case, often due to an inability to prove the charges or discovery of evidence undermining their claims
How to use "nolle prosequi" in a sentence
  1. The prosecutor filed a nolle prosequi after realizing he had insufficient evidence to prove the defendant's guilt.
  2. After finding critical flaws in the case, the plaintiff lodged a nolle prosequi, deciding not to continue the prosecution.
  3. Due to the discovery of new evidence proving the defendant's innocence, a nolle prosequi was pronounced by the trial attorney.

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