non prosequitur

Definition of "non prosequitur"
  1. An official decision made against a person who started a lawsuit due to their failure to continue with the lawsuit
How to use "non prosequitur" in a sentence
  1. The judge issued a non prosequitur after the plaintiff failed to show up in court for several hearings.
  2. Because the individual initiating the lawsuit did not follow through with required procedures, a non prosequitur was recorded against them.
  3. The non prosequitur was declared since the plaintiff did not appear in court to move forward with the lawsuit.

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