A declaration the plaintiff in a civil instance or even the prosecutor in a criminal situation will drop prosecution of or element of a suit or indictment.
A declaration by the prosecutor that a civil or criminal prosecution wont continue.
A refusal, a denial, a rejection.
in-law: in municipal actions, an acknowledgment by the plaintiff that he cannot further prosecute their fit, as to the entire or an integral part of the explanation for activity, or against some or one of the defendants (Bingham);
in unlawful cases, a declaration of record from legal representative of the government that he will any further prosecute this indictment or some designated part thereof (Bishop). Abbreviated nol. positives.
an entry in judge record on result that plaintiff or prosecutor will not proceed
Will not prosecute; -- an entry on record, denoting that a plaintiff discontinues their match, or the attorney the public a prosecution; either wholly, or regarding some count, or regarding some of a few defendants.