Nihil capiat per breve

NIHIL CAPIAT PER BREVE, practice. That he take nothing by his writ. This is the judgment against the plaintiff in an action, either in bar or in abatement. When the plaintiff has commenced his proceedings by bill, the judgment is nihil capiat per billam. Co. Litt. 363.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.