Adjective "nisi" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of a decree, order, or rule) that takes effect or is valid only after certain conditions are met.
  1. 'This Court will not hear applications for orders nisi comprising three Justices.'
  2. 'It does, in my argument or my submission, give rise to a proper application for an order nisi for mandamus.'
  3. 'Certainly, insofar as the order nisi seeks writs of mandamus and certiorari, it is outside of the time limit.'


1. not yet final or absolute (used, especially in law, to indicate that a judgment or decree will become final on a particular date unless set aside or invalidated by certain specified contingencies): a decree nisi.

More examples(as adjective)

"orders can be nisi."

"credideritises can be nisi."

"courts can be nisi."

"bonums can be nisi."


Mid 19th century: from Latin, literally ‘unless’.