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Noun: nonsuit  ,nón'soot
  1. A neglect or failure by the plaintiff to follow up his suit; a stopping of the suit; a renunciation or withdrawal of the cause by the plaintiff, either because he is satisfied that he can not support it, or upon the judge's expressing his opinion. A compulsory nonsuit is a nonsuit ordered by the court on the ground that the plaintiff on his own showing has not made out his case
Verb: nonsuit  ,nón'soot
  1. To determine, adjudge, or record (a plaintiff) as having dropped his suit, upon his withdrawal or failure to follow it up

Derived forms: nonsuited, nonsuiting, nonsuits

Encyclopedia: Nonsuit