nonsuit

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noun non·suit \ˈnän-ˈsüt\

Definition of nonsuit

  1. :  a judgment against a plaintiff for failure to prosecute a case or inability to establish a prima facie case

nonsuit

transitive verb

Origin and Etymology 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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nonsuit

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noun non·suit \ˌnän-ˈsüt\

Legal Definition of nonsuit

  1. 1 :  a judgment entered against a plaintiff for failure to prosecute a case or inability to establish a prima facie case :  dismissal

  2. 2 :  voluntary dismissal at dismissal

nonsuit

verb

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