Duhaime's Law Dictionary

Retraxit Definition:

Latin: a withdrawal of a legal action.

Related Terms: Discontinuance, Withdrawal, Nolle Prosequi

A renunciation in open court of an alleged claim of action.

In ancient common law, a retraxit had the effect of forever estopping the plaintiff of raising the same cause of action at some future time.

It is the equivalent of the modern civil litigation procedure of a discontinuance.


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