N.O.V. Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term N.O.V..

N.O.V. (Latin adverb phrase): An acronym for the Latin phrase "non obstante veredicto", which translates to "notwithstanding the verdict". It refers to a specific decision by a judge to reverse a jury's verdict, if the judge believes the jury's decision is not validated by the evidence presented or the laws relevant to the case. The decision for reversal is termed as a "judgment N.O.V.". This ruling signifies the court's acknowledgment of its oversight in appropriately guiding the jury towards a correct verdict.