Meaning of nolle prosequi

nol•le pros•e•qui

Pronunciation: (nol'ē pros'i-kwī", -kwē"), [key]
— Law. Law.
  1. an entry made upon the records of a court when the plaintiff or prosecutor will proceed no further in a suit or action. Abbr.: nol. pros.
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