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English definition of “nolo contendere”

nolo contendere

noun [U]
 
 
LAW
in a court of law, a situation in which someone does not make an argument or explanation that can be used to prove that they are guilty of something : A defendant may enter a plea of nolo contendere, in which he does not accept or deny responsibility for the charges.
(Definition of nolo contendere from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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