HyperDic: nolo_contendere

English > 1 sense of the expression nolo contendere:
NOUNcommunicationnolo contendere, non vult(law) an answer of 'no contest' by a defendant who does not admit guilt but that subjects / subjects him to conviction
English > nolo contendere: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
Meaning(law) an answer of 'no contest' by a defendant who does not admit guilt but that subjects / subjects him to conviction.
Synonymnon vult
Categorycriminal lawThe body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment
BroaderanswerThe principal pleading by the defendant in response to plaintiff's complaint
Spanishnolo contendere
Catalannolo contendere

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