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decree nisi

[nahy-sahy] /ˈnaɪ saɪ/
noun, Law.
a decree, especially of divorce, that will become absolute at a later date.
Origin of decree nisi
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage must be established before a court decree nisi of divorce can be issued.
British Dictionary definitions for decree nisi

decree nisi

a provisional decree, esp in divorce proceedings, which will later be made absolute unless cause is shown why it should not Compare decree absolute
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