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Definition of decree nisi noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

decree nisi

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//dɪˌkriː ˈnaɪsaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˌkriː ˈnaɪsaɪ//
 
[singular] (British English, law)
 
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an order from a court that a marriage will end after a fixed amount of time unless there is a good reason why it should not Word Origin late 19th cent.: Latin nisi ‘unless’.