British History 2:
From the French Revolution to World War II
Topic: "Majesties and Royal Highnesses"

by Laura Cenicola & Mareike Aumann

Glossary: Decree nisi

Decree Nisi: From the Latin meaning literally ‘decree unless', this is an interim stage in divorce proceedings in England and Wales. It is the point at which a court has decided that there are grounds for divorce and represents an indication that the marriage can be dissolved unless sufficient evidence is adduced to the contrary. It is seen as the first stage towards a divorce.



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