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Today's Word "Nisi"

Not yet final on

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nisi \NY-sy, NEE-see\ (adjective) - Not yet final, taking effect at a later date unless invalidated by a certain cause.

"Albert was interested to read that his ex-wife's latest divorce was granted decree nisi as of the previous Friday."

 

From Latin nisi (unless, if not), from ne- (not) + si (if). The word usually appears in forms such as "decree nisi", "order nisi".

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