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nonsuit

[non-soot] /nɒnˈsut/
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
1350-1400; non- + suit; replacing Middle English nounsuyt < Anglo-French nounsute
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Examples from the web for nonsuit
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for nonsuit

nonsuit

/nɒnˈsuːt; -ˈsjuːt/
noun
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
verb
2.
(transitive) to order the dismissal of the suit of (a person)
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