coram nobis

coram nobis
cor·am no·bis /'kȯr-əm-'nō-bəs, 'kō-räm-'nō-bēs/ n [Latin, in our presence]: writ of error coram nobis at writ

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

coram nobis
(Latin: In our presence; before us.)
The designation of a remedy for setting aside an erroneous judgment in a civil or criminal action that resulted from an error of fact in the proceeding.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


coram nobis
[Latin, In our presence; before us.] The designation of a remedy for setting aside an erroneous judgment in a civil or criminal action that resulted from an error of fact in the proceeding.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • Coram nobis — or coram vobis also known as error coram nobis or error coram vobis (from Latin quae coram nobis resident, or quae coram vobis resident, which [things] remain in our presence , or in your presence , respectively: the things referred to are the… …   Wikipedia

  • Coram nobis — (lat. in unserer Gegenwart) ist nach angelsächsischem Gewohnheitsrecht ( common law ) ein Antrag bzw. Gesuch vor Gericht, einen vorher gemachten ernsten Irrtum zuzugeben und zu korrigieren. Ursprünglich war dieses Gesuch ein writ in equity , das… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • coram nobis — /koram nowbas/ In our presence; before us. Writ of error coram nobis is procedural tool whose purpose is to correct errors of fact only, and its function is to bring before the court rendering the judgment matters of fact which, if known at time… …   Black's law dictionary

  • coram nobis — /koram nowbas/ In our presence; before us. Writ of error coram nobis is procedural tool whose purpose is to correct errors of fact only, and its function is to bring before the court rendering the judgment matters of fact which, if known at time… …   Black's law dictionary

  • coram nobis — I. |nōbə̇s adjective (or adverb) Etymology: New Latin, literally, before us 1. obsolete, of a writ of error : for the review in the King s Bench of its own judgments as to errors of fact 2. : based upon an alleged error of fact used of a writ of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • coram nobis — In our presence; before us. A writ used to obtain review of a judgment for the purpose of correcting errors of fact in criminal as well as in civil proceedings. 18 Am J2d Coram Nobis § 1. For fine distinction between coram nobis and coram vobis,… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • coram nobis — /kawr am noh bis, kohr am/, Law. a writ to correct an injury caused by a mistake of the court. [ < L: before us] * * * …   Universalium

  • coram nobis — /kɔrəm ˈnoʊbɪs/ (say kawruhm nohbis) Law of or relating to a petition to a court to address an error in a judgement where no other remedy is available. {Latin: literally, in our presence; in the context of a court proceedings, translated as (the… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • writ of coram nobis — see writ Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. writ of coram nobis …   Law dictionary

  • writ of error coram nobis — see writ Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

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