Nolle prosequi

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Nolle prosequi, abbreviated nol or nolle pros, is a legal term derived from Latin meaning "to be unwilling to pursue". In common law, it is used for prosecutors' declaring that they are voluntarily ending a criminal case before trial or before a verdict is rendered; it is a kind of motion to dismiss and contrasts with an involuntary dismissal.

Although the general practice is not to revive the proceedings, this may be done in some jurisdictions if important new evidence comes to light or where it is in the interests of justice to do so.

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