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NOLO CONTENDERE

 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 


NOLO CONTENDERE (noun)


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Meaning:

(law) an answer of 'no contest' by a defendant who does not admit guilt but that subjects him to conviction

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

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)

Domain category:

criminal law (the body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment)


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