Meaning of nisi prius
Pronunciation: (nī'sī prī'us, nē'sē prē'us), [key]
— Law. Law.
- Also calleda trial court for the hearing of civil cases before a judge and jury.
- a writ commanding a sheriff of a county to summon a jury and bring it to the court in Westminster on a certain day, unless the judges of assizes previously came to that county.
- the clause with the words “nisi prius” introducing this writ.
- the system of judicial circuits to which judges are assigned for local trials of civil and criminal cases.