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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District Judge Christopher Simmonds pronounced the decrees nisi sought by 29 couples in the bland surroundings of the Principal Registry of the High Court's Family Division in London.
After the names were read out at the High Court in London, District Judge Hilary Bradley pronounced decrees nisi.
After the names were read out, District Judge Hilary Bradley pronounced decrees nisi and said both parties had cross-petitioned on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour.