nolo contendere

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Etymology[edit]

Directly from Latin nolo contendere (I do not wish to contend).

Noun[edit]

nolo contendere (plural nolo contenderes)

  1. (law) No contest. The designation of a plea that means that the defendant does not admit the charge, but has no means to dispute it that the court will recognize.

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