want of prosecution.Failure of a litigant to pursue the case <dismissal for want of prosecution>. — Abbr. w.o.p.; w.p. — Also termed lack of prosecution; no progress. [Cases: Federal Civil Procedure  1758; Pretrial Pro-cedure  581. C.J.S. Dismissal and Nonsuit §§ 51, 67, 69, 73.]
[Blacks Law 8th]