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Dictionary entry overview: What does nolo contendere mean?
• NOLO CONTENDERE (noun)
The noun NOLO CONTENDERE has 1 sense:
1. (law) an answer of 'no contest' by a defendant who does not admit guilt but that subjects him to conviction
Familiarity information: NOLO CONTENDERE used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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(law) an answer of 'no contest' by a defendant who does not admit guilt but that subjects him to conviction
Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
nolo contendere; non vult
Hypernyms ("nolo contendere" is a kind of...):
answer (the principle pleading by the defendant in response to plaintiff's complaint; in criminal law it consists of the defendant's plea of 'guilty' or 'not guilty' (or nolo contendere); in civil law it must contain denials of all allegations in the plaintiff's complaint that the defendant hopes to controvert and it can contain affirmative defenses or counterclaims)
criminal law (the body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment)
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