Definition of "N.O.V."
  1. An acronym of Latin 'non obstante veredicto', meaning 'notwithstanding the verdict'. It refers to a judge's decision to reverse a jury's decision or guilty verdict when convinced that the decision is not reasonably supported by facts or law, resulting in a 'judgment N.O.V.'
How to use "N.O.V." in a sentence
  1. The judge, not agreeing with the jury's verdict, declared a judgment N.O.V.
  2. Reviewing the evidence again, the judge issued a N.O.V., reversing the jury's previous decision.
  3. Due to lack of substantial evidence to support the conviction, the judge ordered a N.O.V.

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