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nisi

[ nahy-sahy, nee-see ]
/ ˈnaɪ saɪ, ˈni si /
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adjective
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.
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Origin of nisi

<Latin: if not, unless (conjunction)
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British Dictionary definitions for nisi

nisi
/ (ˈnaɪsaɪ) /

adjective
(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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