nolo contendere

  (Lat.) "I do not wish to contend"; tantamount to a plea of guilty, but leaves the defendant with the option of denying the same or similar charges in other proceedings.

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  • Nolo contendere — is a legal term that comes from the Latin for I do not wish to contend. It is also referred to as a plea of no contest. In criminal trials, and in some common law jurisdictions, it is a plea where the defendant neither admits nor disputes a… …   Wikipedia

  • Nolo contendere — est une expression juridique qui vient du latin et signifie « Je ne souhaite pas contester ». Cette procédure est également connue comme un plaidoyer de « non contestation ». Utilisation Dans les procès pénaux et dans… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • nolo contendere — nolo con·ten·de·re / kən ten də rē, rā/ n [Latin, I do not wish to contend]: a plea by a defendant in a criminal prosecution that without admitting guilt subjects the defendant to conviction as in the case of a guilty plea but that does not bar… …   Law dictionary

  • nolo contendere — no‧lo con‧ten‧de‧re [ˌnəʊləʊ kɒnˈtendəri ǁ ˌnoʊloʊ kən ] noun [uncountable] LAW a plea (= statement ) in which the person accused of a crime says that they will not make a defence: • The majority of those convicted had entered pleas of nolo… …   Financial and business terms

  • Nolo contendere — No lo con*ten de*re [L., I do not wish to contend.] (Law) A plea, by the defendant, in a criminal prosecution, which, without admitting guilt, subjects him to all the consequences of a plea of guilty. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nolo contendere — Latin, lit. I do not wish to contend. A plea that admits no guilt but subjects the defendant to judgment …   Etymology dictionary

  • nolo contendere — [nō΄lō kən ten′də rē] n. [L, lit., I do not wish to contest (it)] Law a plea by which a defendant in a criminal case does not make a defense but does not admit guilt: it leaves the defendant open to conviction but does not prejudice his or her… …   English World dictionary

  • Nolo contendere — Plea of nolo contendere (auch no contest, stand mute) ist eine mögliche Klageerwiderung in US amerikanischen Gerichtsverhandlungen und bedeutet den Verzicht auf das Bestreiten der behaupteten Straftat. Nolo contendere kommt aus dem Lateinischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Nolo contendere — Este artículo o sección necesita referencias que aparezcan en una publicación acreditada, como revistas especializadas, monografías, prensa diaria o páginas de Internet fidedignas. Puedes añadirlas así o avisar …   Wikipedia Español

  • nolo contendere — /nowlow kantendariy/ Latin phrase meaning I will not contest it ; a plea in a criminal case which has a similar legal effect as pleading guilty. Hudson v. U. S., 272 U.S. 451, 455, 47 S.Ct. 127, 129, 71 L.Ed. 347. Type of plea which may be… …   Black's law dictionary

  • nolo contendere —  Choosing not to contest (Latin), as in a legal dispute. Many Americans first learned the term when Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned from office in 1973, pleading nolo contendere to charges of tax evasion …   American business jargon

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