- 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.'
- The judge, not agreeing with the jury's verdict, declared a judgment N.O.V.
- Reviewing the evidence again, the judge issued a N.O.V., reversing the jury's previous decision.
- Due to lack of substantial evidence to support the conviction, the judge ordered a N.O.V.