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 case for sales would be nolle prossed’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The prosecutor subsequently nolle prossed the charges on which the arrest was based.’


nolle pros

/ˌnôl ˈpräs/