No man could make such an income, except one who was at once an excellent nisi prius pleader, as well as a good Crown lawyer.
He was great at nisi prius and before an appellate tribunal.
His vacations are her termers; but in assize time (the circuit being long) he may have a trial at home against him by nisi prius.
The nisi prius clause, however, was not then introduced for the first time.
That was made at nisi prius in answer to a motion for a nonsuit in an action brought for an infringement of a patent right.
At nisi prius, he turned his mingled talent for abuse and drollery to great effect.
Hall put down upstartism like a judge at nisi prius rebuking a shallow barrister for contempt of court.
Cf. Sir Francis Bacon: non accipit indoctus verba scientiae, nisi prius ea dixeris quae versantur in corde ejus.
In August, 1837, the case was brought down to trial at nisi prius, and a verdict entered for plaintiff at one-shilling damages.
The Chief Justice sits at nisi prius more often than upon appeal.