What does the word nonce mean?

Usage examples for nonce

  1. Before leaving, for the nonce, the Royal Navy, its officers and men, a few facts may be permitted, particularly interesting at the present time. – The Sea: Its Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril, & Heroism. Volume 1 by Frederick Whymper
  2. I've done with the writing for the nonce, child, he said, and need you no longer. – Audrey by Mary Johnston
  3. So I made up my mind to do as he bid me for the nonce, and then have done with him. – The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu