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non·suit

 (nŏn-so͞ot′)
n.
1. A judgment against a plaintiff for failure to present enough evidence for a jury to decide in the plaintiff's favor, or for failure to pursue a lawsuit, such as by proceeding to trial.
2. A dismissal of a lawsuit because the plaintiff has failed to pursue it.
tr.v. non·suit·ed, non·suit·ing, non·suits
To render a judgment of nonsuit against (a plaintiff).

[Middle English, failure of a plaintiff to prosecute, from Anglo-Norman nounsuite : noun-, no (from Latin nōn; see non-) + suite, suit; see suit.]
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nonsuit

(nɒnˈsuːt; -ˈsjuːt) law
n
(Law) an order of a judge dismissing a suit when the plaintiff fails to show he or she has a good cause of action or fails to produce any evidence
vb
(Law) (tr) to order the dismissal of the suit of (a person)
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non•suit

(nɒnˈsut)
Law. n.
1. a judgment against a plaintiff who fails to prosecute a case or provides insufficient evidence.
v.t.
2. to subject to a nonsuit.
[1350–1400; < Anglo-French nounsute; see suit]
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nonsuit


Past participle: nonsuited
Gerund: nonsuiting

Imperative
nonsuit
nonsuit
Present
I nonsuit
you nonsuit
he/she/it nonsuits
we nonsuit
you nonsuit
they nonsuit
Preterite
I nonsuited
you nonsuited
he/she/it nonsuited
we nonsuited
you nonsuited
they nonsuited
Present Continuous
I am nonsuiting
you are nonsuiting
he/she/it is nonsuiting
we are nonsuiting
you are nonsuiting
they are nonsuiting
Present Perfect
I have nonsuited
you have nonsuited
he/she/it has nonsuited
we have nonsuited
you have nonsuited
they have nonsuited
Past Continuous
I was nonsuiting
you were nonsuiting
he/she/it was nonsuiting
we were nonsuiting
you were nonsuiting
they were nonsuiting
Past Perfect
I had nonsuited
you had nonsuited
he/she/it had nonsuited
we had nonsuited
you had nonsuited
they had nonsuited
Future
I will nonsuit
you will nonsuit
he/she/it will nonsuit
we will nonsuit
you will nonsuit
they will nonsuit
Future Perfect
I will have nonsuited
you will have nonsuited
he/she/it will have nonsuited
we will have nonsuited
you will have nonsuited
they will have nonsuited
Future Continuous
I will be nonsuiting
you will be nonsuiting
he/she/it will be nonsuiting
we will be nonsuiting
you will be nonsuiting
they will be nonsuiting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been nonsuiting
you have been nonsuiting
he/she/it has been nonsuiting
we have been nonsuiting
you have been nonsuiting
they have been nonsuiting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been nonsuiting
you will have been nonsuiting
he/she/it will have been nonsuiting
we will have been nonsuiting
you will have been nonsuiting
they will have been nonsuiting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been nonsuiting
you had been nonsuiting
he/she/it had been nonsuiting
we had been nonsuiting
you had been nonsuiting
they had been nonsuiting
Conditional
I would nonsuit
you would nonsuit
he/she/it would nonsuit
we would nonsuit
you would nonsuit
they would nonsuit
Past Conditional
I would have nonsuited
you would have nonsuited
he/she/it would have nonsuited
we would have nonsuited
you would have nonsuited
they would have nonsuited
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