Definition of nonsuit in English:

nonsuit

verb

[WITH OBJECT]Law
  • Stop (a lawsuit or the plaintiff bringing it), either by voluntary withdrawal by the plaintiff, or by a finding by the judge that the plaintiff has failed to make a legal case or bring sufficient evidence:

    ‘another action where the plaintiff has been nonsuited’

noun

Law
  • An instance of nonsuiting a lawsuit or the plaintiff bringing it.

    • ‘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).

Pronunciation:

nonsuit

/nɒnˈsuːt/