nunc pro tunc
nunc pro tunc /'nəŋk-ˌprō-'təŋk, 'nu̇ŋk-ˌprō-'tu̇ŋk/ [New Latin]: now for then
— used in reference to a judicial or procedural act that corrects an omission in the record, has effect as of an earlier date, or takes place after a deadline has expired
a nunc pro tunc order
permitted to file the petition nunc pro tunc

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

nunc pro tunc
noun acknowledged, operative with respect to the past, ratified, reaffirmed, reconfirmed, reendorsed, reestablished, retroactive effect, retrospective effect, revalidated associated concepts: nunc pro tunc order

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


nunc pro tunc
(nunk proh tuhnk) Latin for "now for then," meaning to cause an order or judgment to apply to an earlier date. Example: A divorce judgment is submitted to the court but, because of a mistake of the court clerk, not filed or signed by the judge. Six months later, one of the parties marries someone else. When the parties later discover the divorce was never entered, they can obtain a judgment nunc pro tunc making the judgment final as of the date they filed it, so that the remarriage is not bigamous.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


nunc pro tunc
adj. Latin Of an order or decision, that it has a retroactive effect.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


nunc pro tunc
(Latin: Now for then.)
When courts take some action nunc pro tunc, that action has retroactive legal effect, as though it had been performed at a particular, earlier date.

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


nunc pro tunc
I
[Latin, Now for then.] When courts take some action nunc pro tunc, that action has retroactive legal effect, as though it had been performed at a particular, earlier date.
II Now for then; acts allowed with retroactive effect.

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

nunc pro tunc
[nuhnk proh tuhnk]
adj.
   Latin for "now for then," this refers to changing back to an earlier date of an order, judgment or filing of a document. Such a retroactive re-dating requires a court order which can be obtained by a showing that the earlier date would have been legal, and there was error, accidental omission or neglect which has caused a problem or inconvenience which can be cured. Often the judge will grant the nunc pro tunc order ex parte (with only the applicant appearing and without notice). Examples: a court clerk fails to file an answer when he/she received it, and a nunc pro tunc date of filing is needed to meet the legal deadline (statute of limitations); a final divorce judgment is misdirected and, therefore, not signed and dated until the day after the re-marriage of one of the parties-the nunc pro tunc order will prevent the appearance or actuality of a bigamous marriage.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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