[nahy-sahy prahy-uh s, nee-see pree-uh s] /ˈnaɪ saɪ ˈpraɪ əs, ˈni si ˈpri əs/

noun, Law.
Also called nisi prius court. a trial court for the hearing of civil cases before a judge and jury.
British Law.

(English legal history)

(in the US) a court where civil actions are tried by a single judge sitting with a jury, as distinguished from an appellate court


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