Nolle Prosequi Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Nolle Prosequi.

Nolle Prosequi (noun)

Nolle Prosequi is a Latin term predominantly used in legal proceedings which, when translated, means "will not prosecute". This declaration is entered formally into the court records by the prosecutor in a criminal case or the plaintiff in a civil case, indicating their unwillingness to continue with the case. Effectively, it represents the withdrawal of charges or claims against the defendant.