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Definition 1: (law) an answer of `no contest' by a defendant who does not admit guilt but that subjects him to conviction - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for nolo contendere in the sense of this definition

(nolo contendere is a kind of ...) the principal pleading by the defendant in response to plaintiff's complaint; in criminal law it consists of the defendant's plea of `guilty' or `not guilty' (or nolo contendere); in civil law it must contain denials of all allegations in the plaintiff's complaint that the defendant hopes to controvert and it can contain affirmative defenses or counterclaims

(nolo contendere belongs to category ...) the body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment

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