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CNO Legal Glossary

The failure to act as carefully as a reasonable person would in the same circumstances.
Nolo contendere
Latin, meaning “I do not contest.” A plea of “no contest” has the same effect as a guilty plea in a criminal case but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
Nunc pro tunc
Latin, meaning “now for then.” ┬áThe correction of an omission that takes effect as of an earlier date.

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