Court of Nisi Prius

Court of Nisi Prius
/kort av naysay prayas/ Though this term is frequently used as a general designation of any court exercising general, original jurisdiction in civil cases (being used interchangeably with "trialcourt"), it belonged as a legal title only to a court which formerly existed in the city and county of Philadelphia, and which was presided over by one of the judges of the supreme court of Pennsylvania. This court was abolished by the constitution of 1874.
See assize

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • Court of Nisi Prius — /kort av naysay prayas/ Though this term is frequently used as a general designation of any court exercising general, original jurisdiction in civil cases (being used interchangeably with trialcourt ), it belonged as a legal title only to a court …   Black's law dictionary

  • court of nisi prius — See nisi prius …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Nisi prius — is a historical term in English law. In the nineteenth century, it came to be used to denote generally all legal actions tried before judges of the King s Bench Division[1] and in the early twentieth century for actions tried at assize by a judge …   Wikipedia

  • nisi prius — nisi pri·us / prī əs, prē u̇s/ n [Medieval Latin, unless before, the words introducing a clause in an English writ commanding a sheriff to provide a jury at the Court of Westminster on a certain day unless the judges of assize previously come to… …   Law dictionary

  • nisi prius — nisi prius, adj. /nuy suy pruy euhs, nee see pree euhs/, Law. 1. Also called nisi prius court. a trial court for the hearing of civil cases before a judge and jury. 2. Brit. Law. a. a writ commanding a sheriff of a county to summon a jury and… …   Universalium

  • Nisi prius — Nisi Ni si, conj. [L.] Unless; if not; used mostly in law. [1913 Webster] Note: In legal proceedings, this word is used to indicate that any order, etc., shall take effect at a given time, unless before that time the order, etc., in modified, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nisi prius-Court — (engl., spr. naißai praiös kōrt), Schwurgericht für Zivilklagen in England, so genannt von dem früher üblichen Befehl an den Sheriff, die ernannten Geschwornen auf einen bestimmten Tag vor den obersten Gerichtshof in London zu laden, wenn nicht… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • nisi prius — ˈprīəs noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin, literally, unless before (words introducing a clause in the writ) 1. a. : a cause involving issues of fact that being begun in the courts of Westminster was appointed to be tried there… …   Useful english dictionary

  • nisi prius roll — The record of the proceedings of the court in which a case was begun made up for the nisi prius court …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • nisi prius — /naysay prayas/ The nisi prius courts are such as are held for the trial of issues of fact before a jury and one presiding judge. In America the phrase was formerly used to denote the forum (whatever may be its statutory name) in which the cause… …   Black's law dictionary

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