This is the rigor of Wolff's defense of his work: nolo contendere, and the accuser is a temporary resident of a prison.
nolo enim aliquem Christianum tam crudeliter pro me tractari, & continuo sublatum est quartarium.
We talk of humility and contentment, Corny, though there is much of the nolo episcopari about it, after all.
I say nolo, not Malo: content, for my part, if Harry has returned from one expedition and t'other with a whole skin.
nolo, "nolo mortem peccatoris, inquit" (M37,b): see Ezekiel xxviii.
He treats his scruples as a sort of nolo episcopari, in which I think he is partially, but not entirely, right.
The auditors then had to sign "Volo" or "nolo," and those who refused were deprived of their livings.
The "nolo episcopari," in this instance, seems to have been sincere.
nolo barbam vellere mortuo leoni—I won't pluck the beard of a dead lion.