Meaning of “decree nisi” in the English Dictionary

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"decree nisi" in British English

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decree nisinoun [ S ]

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

the first stage of a divorce (= a legal agreement to end a marriage)

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