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adjective ni·si \ˈnī-ˌsī\

Definition of nisi

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

Origin and Etymology of nisi

Latin, unless, from ne- not + si if


First Known Use: 1738


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nisi

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adjective ni·si \ˈnī-ˌsī, ˈnē-sē\

Legal Definition of nisi

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of nisi

Latin, unless

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