nisi

[nahy-sahy, nee-see]
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adjective
  1. not yet final or absolute (used, especially in law, to indicate that a judgment or decree will become final on a particular date unless set aside or invalidated by certain specified contingencies): a decree nisi.

Origin of nisi

< Latin: if not, unless (conjunction)
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nisi

adjective
  1. (postpositive) law (of a court order) coming into effect on a specified date unless cause is shown within a certain period why it should nota decree nisi

Word Origin for nisi

C19: from Latin: unless, if not
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