(law) an answer of `no contest' by a defendant who does not admit guilt but that subjects him to conviction
- Upon the indictment's being filed in court, the person accused must either plead guilty or nolo contendere or stand trial.
- Convicted either by your guilty or Nolo Contendere Plea or by a Court or Jury trail ... Which punishment could have been one year or more in prison.
- This cumbersome, artificial procedure is avoided by using the exception rule in guilty or nolo contendere plea cases where it is applicable.
- A hundred schools of thought contend.
- She's had a lot of problems to contend with.