decree nisi


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decree nisi

(ˈnaɪsaɪ)
n
(Law) 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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Noun1.decree nisi - a decree issued on a first petition for divorce; becomes absolute at some later date
decree, fiat, edict, rescript, order - a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge); "a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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Estranged wife Sunetra was granted a decree nisi against the 60-year-old by a district judge at the Central Family Court.
The former Blue Peter host was granted a decree nisi at London's Central Family Court on the grounds of her husband's adultery.
The 29-year-old, who recently filmed a major new movie in Birmingham, was granted a decree nisi at a brief hearing in London.
The Commissioner granted a decree nisi to the wife, Lily Bull, of Abergavenny against Arthur Bull, now living at St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands, on the grounds of adultery.
IN THE Divorce Division today, Thomas Frederick Knight, a St Helens labourer, was granted a Decree Nisi on the ground of his wife's misconduct with Samuel Long, a baker, of Liverpool.
Freud, 50, and Rupert Murdoch's daughter, 46, who have two children together, are expected to be granted a decree nisi this week.
The indictment states that since separating from his wife, the accused, Ecclestone, has received payments on the basis of the British decree nisi, amounting to around 100 million-dollars a year, but the duration of the payments from the divorce decree is not known.
The 68-year-old singer, from Washington, Tyne and Wear, and former PR woman Amanda Sheppard, 31, who married in a private ceremony on the Turks and Caicos Islands in 2011, were granted a decree nisi at London's High Court.
The 68-year-old singer and former PR woman Amanda Sheppard, 31, who married in a private ceremony on the Turks and Caicos Islands in 2011, were granted a decree nisi at London's High Court.
The decree nisi means the couple have agreed to divorce and a judge has accepted their reasons.
District Judge Heather MacGregor signalled the end of the former Labour Party deputy leader's marriage to wife Edith when she granted a decree nisi at a hearing in the Principal Registry of the Family Division of the High Court.
It is now up to Reid to respond, then a judge will take up the matter, eventually leading to a decree nisi.