[nahy-sahy, nee-see] /ˈnaɪ saɪ, ˈni si/
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.
(postpositive) (law) (of a court order) coming into effect on a specified date unless cause is shown within a certain period why it should not: a decree nisi
[nahy-sahy prahy-uh s, nee-see pree-uh s] /ˈnaɪ saɪ ˈpraɪ əs, ˈni si ˈpri əs/ noun, Law. 1. Also called nisi prius court. a trial court for the hearing of civil cases before a judge and jury. 2. British Law. /ˈpraɪəs/ noun 1. (English legal history) 2. (in the US) a court where civil actions are […]
- Niskin bottle
Niskin bottle (nĭs’kĭn) See under Nansen bottle.
National Information Standards Organisation (USA). NISO Standards cover many aspects of library science, publishing, and information services, and address the application of both traditional and new technologies to information services.
probably connected with the Hebrew word _nesher_, an eagle. An Assyrian god, supposed to be that represented with the head of an eagle. Sennacherib was killed in the temple of this idol (2 Kings 19:37; Isa. 37:38).