nonsuit

[non-soot] Law.
noun
1.
a judgment given against a plaintiff who neglects to prosecute, or who fails to show a legal cause of action or to bring sufficient evidence.
verb (used with object)
2.
to subject to a nonsuit.

Origin:
1350–1400; non- + suit; replacing Middle English nounsuyt < Anglo-French nounsute

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nonsuit (nɒnˈsuːt, -ˈsjuːt)
 
n
1.  an order of a judge dismissing a suit when the plaintiff fails to show he has a good cause of action or fails to produce any evidence
 
vb
2.  (tr) to order the dismissal of the suit of (a person)

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Plaintiff timely filed his post-trial motion seeking the removal of the nonsuit.
The plaintiff neither objected to the request nor revised the complaint, so the defendants moved fora nonsuit.
Appellants then took a voluntary nonsuit of the property damage and conversion claims and moved for summary judgment for.
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