nonsuit for the plaintiffs—for the young student a hum of commendation.
In cases of nonsuit, and also when no cause of action is found, judgment is rendered against the plantiff for the costs.
That was made at nisi prius in answer to a motion for a nonsuit in an action brought for an infringement of a patent right.
If a plaintiff does not answer or appear when his name is called in court, the justice enters judgment of nonsuit.
Then the Claimant's advisers, to avoid the inevitable verdict for their opponents, elected to be nonsuit.