Meaning of “decree nisi” in the English Dictionary


"decree nisi" in English

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decree nisinoun [ S ]

uk /dɪˌkriː ˈnaɪ.saɪ/ /dɪˌkriː ˈnaɪ.si/ us /dɪˌkriː ˈnaɪ.saɪ/ /dɪˌkriː ˈnaɪ.si/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • And then we lawyers generally see the dark side of the picture—the damages and the decrees nisi. 
  • In due course he obtained his decree nisi, which later on was made absolute. 
  • So the Court had pronounced a decree nisi. But Mrs. Holmes had not been unfaithful to her husband. 
  • The moment the decree nisi was pronounced he left the Courts of Justice. 
  • Unfortunately, he died before the decree nisi was made absolute. 

(Definition of “decree nisi” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)