nolo contendere

I do not wish to contend


That is, "no contest". A plea that can be entered on behalf of a defendant in a court that states that the accused doesn't admit guilt, but will accept punishment for a crime. Nolo contendere pleas cannot be used as evidence in another trial.


  • nolorefuse, to be unwilling, to to be unwilling, wish not to
  • contenderecontend, contest