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decree nisi

[nahy-sahy]
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noun Law.
  1. a decree, especially of divorce, that will become absolute at a later date.
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Origin of decree nisi

First recorded in 1890–95
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Related Words for decree nisi

breakup, dissolution, split, separation, annulment, division, divorcement, severance, disunion, partition, break, detachment, breach, rupture, dissociation, splitsville

British Dictionary definitions for decree nisi

decree nisi

noun
  1. 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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