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).
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