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non prosequitur

[non proh-sek-wi-ter] /ˌnɒn proʊˈsɛk wɪ tər/
noun, Law.
a judgment entered against the plaintiff in a suit when the plaintiff does not appear in court to prosecute it.
Origin of non prosequitur
First recorded in 1760-70, non prosequitur is from the Latin word nōn prōsequitur literally, he does not pursue (prosecute) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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British Dictionary definitions for non prosequitur

non prosequitur

/ˈnɒn prəʊˈsɛkwɪtə/
(law) (formerly) a judgment in favour of a defendant when the plaintiff failed to take the necessary steps in an action within the time allowed Compare nolle prosequi
Word Origin
Latin, literally: he does not prosecute
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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