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Nov (Non Obstante Veredicto)
Shorthand acronym for the phrase non obstante veredicto (nahn ahb-stan-teh very-dick-toe), meaning "notwithstanding the verdict," referring to a decision of a judge to set aside a jury's decision when the judge is convinced the verdict is not reasonably supported by the facts or the law. The result is called a "judgment NOV."
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