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Non mi Recordo

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a shuffling way of saying “I donʹt choose to answer that question.” It was the usual answer of the Italian courier and other Italian witnesses when on examination at the trial of Queen Caroline, wife of George IV., in 1820.

“The Italian witnesses often created amusement, when under examination, by the frequent answer, ‘Non mi recordo.ʹ”—Cassell’s History of England, vol. vii. iv. 16.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Nolo Episcopari. [I am unwilling to accept the office of bishop.]
Nom
Nomads
Nominalists
Non Angli sed Angeli, si forent Christiani
Non Bis in Idem (Latin)
Non-Com. (A)
Non Compos Mentis or Non Com
Non Con
Non Est
Non mi Recordo
Non Plus (“no more” can be said on the subject)
Non Pros
Non Sequitur (A)
Nonce
Nonconformists
Nones
Nonjurors
Nonne Prestes Tale
Nor
Norfolk

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