One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verb[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.’
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