nisi priusnisi prius
any of various courts in which a cause of action may be originally tried before a jury
Origin of nisi priusL, unless before: used origin, originally in a writ directing a sheriff to summon a jury to Westminster on a certain date “unless before” that date the trial had been held in his own county
nisi prius - Legal Definition
Refers to a court in which a jury is the ultimate finder of fact.