Definition of nolle pros in US English:

nolle pros

(also nol. pros., nol-pros)


[with object]US Law
  • Abandon or dismiss (a suit) by issuing a nolle prosequi.

    • ‘The prosecutor subsequently nolle prossed the charges on which the arrest was based.’
    • ‘Montgomery County's administrative judge denied the motion at an Aug. 12 status hearing; the state consequently chose to nolle pros the charges rather than proceed to trial later that day.’


nolle pros

/ˌnôl ˈpräs/