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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