NOV (non obstante veredicto)

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NOV is the acronym for the Latin phrase non obstante veredicto, which directly translates to “notwithstanding the verdict.” NOV or non obstante veredicto is usually used in the context of JNOV (judgment non obstante veredicto) to describe a judgment entered for one party even though a jury has issued a verdict for the opposing party. The judge sets aside the jury’s verdict and enters a new judgment without a new trial.

[Last updated in July of 2021 by the Wex Definitions Team]