non prosequitur
noun Etymology: Late Latin, he does not prosecute Date: 1768 a judgment entered against a plaintiff for failure to appear to prosecute a suit

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  • non prosequitur — non pro·seq·ui·tur / nän prə se kwə tər, nōn prō sā kwi ˌtu̇r/ n [Late Latin, he or she does not prosecute]: a judgment entered against a plaintiff for failure to appear to prosecute a suit compare nolle prosequi Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of… …   Law dictionary

  • non prosequitur — /non prasekwatar/ He does not follow up, or pursue. If, in the proceedings in an action at law, the plaintiff neglects to take any of those steps which he ought to take within the time prescribed by the practice of the court for that purpose, the …   Black's law dictionary

  • non prosequitur — /non prasekwatar/ He does not follow up, or pursue. If, in the proceedings in an action at law, the plaintiff neglects to take any of those steps which he ought to take within the time prescribed by the practice of the court for that purpose, the …   Black's law dictionary

  • non prosequitur — or non pros [nän΄ prō sek′wē tər] n. [L, lit., he does not prosecute] Law a judgment entered against a plaintiff who fails to appear at the court proceedings or fails to do any other thing procedurally necessary: abbrev. non pros …   English World dictionary

  • Non prosequitur — Non pro*seq ui*tur [L. he does not prosecute.] (Law) A judgment entered against the plaintiff in a suit where he does not appear to prosecute. See {Nolle prosequi}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • non prosequitur — /non proh sek wi teuhr/, Law. a judgment entered against the plaintiff in a suit when the plaintiff does not appear in court to prosecute it. [1760 70; < L non prosequitur lit., he does not pursue (prosecute)] * * * …   Universalium

  • non prosequitur — non pro•se•qui•tur [[t]ˌnɒn proʊˈsɛk wɪ tər[/t]] n. law a judgment against a plaintiff who fails to appear in court to prosecute a suit • Etymology: 1760–70; < L nōn prōsequitur lit., he does not pursue …   From formal English to slang

  • non prosequitur — noun a judgment entered in favor of the defendant when the plaintiff has not continued his action (e.g., has not appeared in court) • Syn: ↑non pros • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑judgment, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • non prosequitur — An old form of judgment. See judgment of non prosequitur …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • non prosequitur —    (he or she) does not prosecute ; judgement against plaintiff on his non appearance in court (abbr. non pros.) …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • non prosequitur — /nɒn proʊˈsɛkwətə/ (say non proh sekwuhtuh) noun Law a judgement available to the defendant when the plaintiff fails to take the necessary steps in the prescribed time. {Latin: he or she does not pursue (prosecute) …   Australian English dictionary

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