nisi

adjective
ni·​si | \ ˈnī-ˌsī How to pronounce nisi (audio) \

Definition of nisi

: taking effect at a specified time unless previously modified or avoided by cause shown, further proceedings, or a condition fulfilled a decree nisi

First Known Use of nisi

1738, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nisi

Latin, unless, from ne- not + si if

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“Nisi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nisi. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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nisi

adjective
ni·​si | \ ˈnī-ˌsī, ˈnē-sē How to pronounce nisi (audio) \

Legal Definition of nisi

: taking effect at a later specified time unless previously modified or avoided by cause shown, further proceedings, or a condition fulfilled an order nisi — compare absolute

History and Etymology for nisi

Latin, unless

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