noun, plural no·los. Informal.
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Contemporary Examples of nolo
This is the rigor of Wolff's defense of his work: nolo contendere, and the accuser is a temporary resident of a prison.Bring It On, Michael Wolff!
January 5, 2009
Historical Examples of nolo
The "nolo episcopari," in this instance, seems to have been sincere.History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain.
William H. Prescott
I say Nolo, not Malo: content, for my part, if Harry has returned from one expedition and t'other with a whole skin.The Virginians
William Makepeace Thackeray
He treats his scruples as a sort of nolo episcopari, in which I think he is partially, but not entirely, right.The Greville Memoirs (Third Part) Volume II (of II)
Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville
We talk of humility and contentment, Corny, though there is much of the nolo episcopari about it, after all.Satanstoe
James Fenimore Cooper
Nolo, "Nolo mortem peccatoris, inquit" (M37,b): see Ezekiel xxviii.