- 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.'
- The defendant entered a plea of nolo contendere to avoid further litigation.
- By choosing nolo contendere as his plea, he did not admit guilt but acknowledged that he could be convicted.
- The court accepted her plea of nolo contendere and proceeded to sentencing.