Definition of nonsuit in English:

nonsuit

Syllabification: non·suit
Pronunciation: /nänˈso͞ot
 
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Law

verb

[with object]
  • (Of a judge or court) subject (a plaintiff) to the stoppage of their suit on the grounds of failure to make a legal case or bring sufficient evidence.

noun

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  • A court-ordered stoppage of a suit on the grounds that the plaintiff has failed to make a legal case or bring sufficient evidence.
    More example sentences
    • The defendants called no evidence and claimed a nonsuit.
    • The court granted the defendant's motion for a nonsuit.

Origin

late Middle English (as a noun): from Anglo-Norman French, literally 'not pursuing' (see non-, suit).

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