no contest

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Plea in a criminal case that the accused will not contest the facts on which the charge is based. Though it is comparable to a plea of guilt in authorizing a court to punish the accused, it does not constitute an admission of guilt and is generally aimed at preventing lawsuits that may arise from admission. Also called nolo contendere.

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He pleaded no contest in the hearings and then was actually not sentenced and received only probation, which made him happy.
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When the Olympic gold medalist cyclist entered the bike race in my local town, I proved to be no contest for him and was left far behind him within minutes of the race beginning.
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Sometimes if you know you will lose the case but do not want to plead guilty it is better to plead no contest.
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