Nolo Contendere

Latin for “I will not contest it.”

It refers to a plea in a criminal action, having the same legal effect as a plea of guilty, so far as regards all proceedings on indictment, and on which the defendant may be sentenced.

Like a demurrer, this plea admits, for the purposes of the case, all the facts which are well pleaded, but is not to be used as an admission elsewhere.

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