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Nisi is the Latin word for 'unless'. The word most commonly occurs in English as part of the phrase 'decree nisi'. A decree nisi is a provisional decree, usually in divorce proceedings - it is a decree that will later be made absolute, allowing the divorcing parties to remarry, unless the court is given reason why this should not happen.

Nisi is always pronounced 'n-eye-s-eye' in legal contexts, though in Classical Latin the word would have been pronounced with two short vowels, i.e., to rhyme with 'prissy'.

For more information see Pronunciation of 'Lawyers' Latin' and Pronunciation of Classical Latin