decree nisi


noun Law.

a decree, especially of divorce, that will become absolute at a later date.

Origin of decree nisi

First recorded in 1890–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for decree nisi

decree nisi


a provisional decree, esp in divorce proceedings, which will later be made absolute unless cause is shown why it should notCompare decree absolute
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