What is DROP?

In English practice. When the members of a court are equally divided on theargument showing cause against a rule nisi, no order Is made, i. e., the rule is neitherdischarged nor made absolute, and the rule 1s said to drop. In practice, there being aright to appeal, It has been usual to make an order in one way, the junior judgewithdrawing his judgment. Wharton.

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