- a writ commanding a sheriff of a county to summon a jury and bring it to the court in Westminster on a certain day, unless the judges of assizes previously came to that county.
- the clause with the words “nisi prius” introducing this writ.
- the system of judicial circuits to which judges are assigned for local trials of civil and criminal cases.
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Origin of nisi prius
OTHER WORDS FROM nisi priusnisi-prius, adjective
Words nearby nisi prius
Example sentences from the Web for nisi prius
I drive a Prius, enjoy Vanilla lattes, and am married to a man.
He offers that his Prius-driving friends might go home and eat steaks, so who is anyone to judge?
May they all stand in a puddle and stick their tongues in a Prius charge port.
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Thomas goes on to contradict Aristotle, in holding quod nullum ens esset nisi corpus.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
Hinc sequitur nimirum, vt pruinosa sit, & tam ventosa, sed flatu non nisi fer 72 algido.
Dederat ipse in mdatis, vt antiquo in monumto c demortua prius familia (qu scieb paganic obijsse) sepeliretur.
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.
British Dictionary definitions for nisi prius
- a direction that a case be brought up to Westminster for trial before a single judge and a jury
- the writ giving this direction
- trial before the justices taking the assizes