nolle prosequi

  1. Noun.  (legal) A declaration by the prosecutor that a civil or criminal prosecution will not proceed.
  2. Noun.  (figuratively) A refusal, a denial, a rejection.
  3. Verb.  (legal, transitive) To issue such an declaration about a particular (charge or case).

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