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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"