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CALLING THE PLAINTIFF Definition & Legal Meaning

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In practice. A formal method of causing a nonsuit to be entered. When a plaintiff or his counsel, seeing that sufficient evidence has not been given to maintain the issue, withdraws. the crier is ordered to call or demand the plaintiff, and if neither he, nor any person for him appear, he is nonsuited, the jurors are discharged without giving a verdict, the action is at an end, and the defendant recovers his costs.


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