nolo contendere

Definition of "nolo contendere"
  1. A Latin phrase that means 'I will not contest.' When a defendant uses this in response to a criminal charge, it allows the judge to declare them guilty. This is frequently referred to as a 'plea of no contest.'
How to use "nolo contendere" in a sentence
  1. The defendant entered a plea of nolo contendere to avoid further litigation.
  2. By choosing nolo contendere as his plea, he did not admit guilt but acknowledged that he could be convicted.
  3. The court accepted her plea of nolo contendere and proceeded to sentencing.

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