Definition of Nonpros

1. v. t. To decline or fail to prosecute; to allow to be dropped (said of a suit); to enter judgment against (a plaintiff who fails to prosecute); as, the plaintiff was non-prossed.



Definition of Nonpros

1. Noun. (plural of nonpro) ¹

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Definition of Nonpros

1. to enter a judgment against a plaintiff who fails to prosecute [v -PROSSED, -PROSSING, -PROSSES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nonpros

nonpropelled
nonproper
nonproperties
nonproperty
nonprophetic
nonprophylactic
nonproportional
nonproportionality
nonproportionate
nonproposal
nonpropositional
nonproprietary
nonproprietary name
nonproprioceptive
nonpropulsion
nonpros (current term)
nonprosecutable
nonprosecuted
nonprosecution
nonprosecutive
nonprosecutorial
nonprosodic
nonprossed
nonprosses
nonprossing
nonprostatic
nonprosthetic
nonprotagonist

Literary usage of Nonpros

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1. The Practice of the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas, in Personal by William Tidd, Francis Joseph Troubat, Asa Israel Fish, Great Britain Court of Common Pleas, Great Britain Court of Exchequer, Great Britain Court of King's Bench (1856)
"... for defendant's costs, on nonpros, &c. 1026. against whom it lies, and whom not, 1025, 6, 7 ; 1132, 3. •bau, in CP 1026, 1043, 1133. to whom directed, ..."

2. The New Practice of Attornies in the Courts of Law at Westminster: With by John Frederick Archbold (1844)
"Upon judgment of nonpros, the defendant is entitled to costs, 4 J. 1, c. 3. 23 H. 8, c. 15. See Davies v. James, 1 TR 371. Clarke v. ..."

3. The Practice of Country Attornies and Their Agents, in the Courts of Law at by John Frederick Archbold (1838)
"Upon judgment of nonpros, the defendant is entitled to costs. 4 J. 1, c. 3. 23 H. 8, c. 15. See Davies v. James, 1 7. ft. 371. Clarke v. ..."

4. The New Instructor Clericalis: Stating the Authority, Jurisdiction, and by John Impey (1818)
"Doe v. Roe. Rule for judgment on inquiry. JK attorney. nonpros for want of Declaration by Original. It has been already observed, that plaintiff must ..."

5. An Analytical Digest of All the Reported Cases Determined in the House of by Samuel Bealey Harrison, Great Britain Parliament. House of Lords, Great Britain Court of Bankruptcy (1835)
"nonpros, 666. 7. Nonsuit, 666. 8. Judgment as in case of a Nonsuit, 666. 10. On Deposit of Money with Sheriff— 9. Not proceeding to Trial, 667. ..."

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