decree nises

decree nisi

[nahy-sahy]
noun Law.
a decree, especially of divorce, that will become absolute at a later date.

Origin:
1890–95

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

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