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adj. Law
Taking effect at a specified date only if no cause is shown for modification during the interim: a decree nisi.

[Latin, unless; see ne in Indo-European roots.]


(Law) (postpositive) law (of a court order) coming into effect on a specified date unless cause is shown within a certain period why it should not: a decree nisi.
[C19: from Latin: unless, if not]


(ˈnaɪ saɪ, ˈni si)

Law. scheduled to become final on a particular date: a decree nisi.
[< Latin: if not, unless (conjunction)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nisi - not final or absolute; "the decree is nisi and not absolute"
inconclusive - not conclusive; not putting an end to doubt or question; "an inconclusive reply"; "inconclusive evidence"; "the inconclusive committee vote"
References in classic literature ?
Omnium consensu capax imperii, nisi imperasset, saith Tacitus of Galba; but of Vespasian he saith, Solus imperantium, Vespasianus mutatus in melius; though the one was meant of sufficiency, the other of manners, and affection.
Quocunque adspicio, nihil est nisi pontus et aether;
Defuncti injuria ne afficiantur was a law of the twelve tables, and De mortuis nil nisi bonum is an excellent injunction -- even if the dead in question be nothing but dead small beer.
A wife or husband can apply for a decree absolute six weeks after a decree nisi is granted.
Once a decree nisi has been granted, a divorce petitioner has to wait six weeks and a day to apply for a decree "absolute".
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A spokesman for the singer said: "Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini have today obtained a decree nisi in their divorce proceedings.
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PAUL Kokoski clearly doesn't believe in the maxim de mortuis nil nisi bonum.
It registered the iconic shield and the motto Nil Satis Nisi Optimum as a trademark with Continental authorities.
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