nonsuit


non·suit

noun \ˈnän-ˈsüt\

Definition of NONSUIT

:  a judgment against a plaintiff for failure to prosecute a case or inability to establish a prima facie case
nonsuit transitive verb

Origin of NONSUIT

Middle English, from Anglo-French nounsuyte, from noun- non- + siute pursuit, legal suit — more at suit
First Known Use: 14th century

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