non-pros

[ non-pros ]
/ ˌnɒnˈprɒs /

verb (used with object), non-prossed, non-pros·sing. Law.

to adjudge (a plaintiff) in default.

Nearby words

  1. non-polar,
  2. non-political,
  3. non-profit,
  4. non-profit-making,
  5. non-proliferation,
  6. non-rapid eye movement,
  7. non-rem sleep,
  8. non-renewable,
  9. non-residence,
  10. non-resident

Origin of non-pros

First recorded in 1665–75; shortened form of non prosequitur

non pros.

non prosequitur.
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British Dictionary definitions for non-pros

non-pros

/ (ˌnɒnˈprɒs) /

noun

short for non prosequitur

verb -prosses, -prossing or -prossed

(tr) to enter a judgment of non prosequitur against (a plaintiff)

non pros.

/ law /

abbreviation for

non prosequitur
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