- a decree, especially of divorce, that will become absolute at a later date.
Origin of decree nisi
First recorded in 1890–95
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Related Words for decree nisibreakup, dissolution, split, separation, annulment, division, divorcement, severance, disunion, partition, break, detachment, breach, rupture, dissociation, splitsville
- 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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