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nolo contendere vs. guilty
[ noh-loh kuhn-ten-duh-ree ]
- (in a criminal case) a defendant's pleading that does not admit guilt but subjects them to punishment as though a guilty plea had been entered, the determination of guilt remaining open in other proceedings.
[ gil-tee ]
- having committed an offense, crime, violation, or wrong, especially against moral or penal law; justly subject to a certain accusation or penalty; culpable: The jury found her guilty of murder.
- characterized by, connected with, or involving guilt: guilty intent.
- having or showing a sense of guilt, whether real or imagined: a guilty conscience.