N.O.V. Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of N.O.V., written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is N.O.V.?

adj. Acronym for the Latin phrase “non obstante veredicto” which means “notwithstanding the verdict.” This refers to a judge’s decision to reverse a jury’s decision in favor of one lawsuit’s party or a guilty verdict that the judge feels is not supported by the facts and/or the law. The reversal is called a “judgment N.O.V. and granting a motion for this ruling means that the court recognizes its failure to properly direct the jury to reach the proper decision.