non prosequitur

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈnɒn prəʊˈsɛkwɪtə/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(non′ prō sekwi tər)



WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
non pro•se•qui•tur  (non′ prō sekwi tər),USA pronunciation [Law.]
  1. Lawa judgment entered against the plaintiff in a suit when the plaintiff does not appear in court to prosecute it.
  • Latin nōn prōsequitur literally, he does not pursue (prosecute)
  • 1760–70

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
non prosequitur /ˈnɒn prəʊˈsɛkwɪtə/ n
  1. (formerly) a judgment in favour of a defendant when the plaintiff failed to take the necessary steps in an action within the time allowed
    Compare nolle prosequi
Etymology: Latin, literally: he does not prosecute
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