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decree nisi

[nahy-sahy] /ˈnaɪ saɪ/
noun, Law.
1.
a decree, especially of divorce, that will become absolute at a later date.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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British Dictionary definitions for decree nises

decree nisi

/ˈnaɪsaɪ/
noun
1.
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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