Annotations to James Joyce's Ulysses/Eumaeus/608
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Then the decree nisi and the King's Proctor to show cause why and, he failing to quash it, nisi was made absolute On decree nisi and decree absolute see 310.24. The King's Proctor (or, in the O'Shea divorce case, Queen's Proctor) is the solicitor who represents the Crown in the Court for Divorce and Matrimonial Causes. Among his powers is the right to show cause against a decree nisi, thus preventing it from becoming absolute.