sua sponte
sua spon·te /'sü-ə-'spän-tē, -'spōn-tā/ adv or adj [Latin, of its own accord]: on the court's own motion or initiative
authorize the court to order a new trial sua sponte — J. H. Friedenthal et al.
the court's sua sponte dismissal

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

sua sponte
index free (enjoying civil liberty)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


sua sponte
adv.
(Latin) Of one’s own volition; voluntarily; without prompting.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


sua sponte
'of its own accord', where the court does something without a motion from any of the parties. See ex propriate motu.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


sua sponte
(sooh-uh spahn-tay) Latin for "of one's own accord," most commonly used to describe a decision by a judge that neither party to a lawsuit has requested.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Category: Working With a Lawyer

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


sua sponte
1 v. Regarding a judge or court, to raise an issue or take an action independently of any request or suggestion made by the parties or lawyers;
2 adj. Description of action taken by court in absence of any party urging such action to be taken.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


sua sponte
(Latin: Of his or her or its own will; voluntarily.)

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


sua sponte
I
[Latin, Of his or her or its own will; voluntarily.]
II Of his own volition; spontaneously.

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

sua sponte
[sooh-uh spahn-tay]
adj.
   Latin for "of one's own will," meaning on one's own volition, usually referring to a judge's order made without a request by any party to the case. These include an order transferring a case to another judge due to a conflict of interest or the judge's determination that his/her court does not have jurisdiction over the case.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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