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nisi

[ nahy-sahy, nee-see ]

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.



nisi

/ ˈnaɪsaɪ /

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 not

    a decree nisi



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Word History and Origins

Origin of nisi1

< Latin: if not, unless (conjunction)

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Word History and Origins

Origin of nisi1

C19: from Latin: unless, if not

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Example Sentences

Thomas goes on to contradict Aristotle, in holding quod nullum ens esset nisi corpus.

Hinc sequitur nimirum, vt pruinosa sit, & tam ventosa, sed flatu non nisi fer 72 algido.

Populus cum longinquo propinquve populo vix habet commercium, nisi quod bello inferendo, aut defendendo potest interuenire.

The judges of assize, by virtue of their commission of nisi prius, try the causes thus appointed.

Impotens vix dici potest, nisi propter aversionem sexualem a maribus.

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Nishinomiyanisi prius