writ of coram nobis
writ of coram nobis see writ

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

writ of coram nobis
(kor-m-noh-bis) A Latin term that describes a request to a judge to reopen and reconsider a matter that has already been decided. The basis for the request is a claim that the decision is based on a mistake of fact, which can now be rectified.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

writ of coram nobis
[writ of core-uhm noh-bis]
n.
   from Latin for "in our presence," an order by a court of appeals to a court which rendered judgment requiring that trial court to consider facts not on the trial record which might have resulted in a different judgment if known at the time of trial.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • writ of coram nobis — See coram nobis …   Black's law dictionary

  • writ of coram nobis — See coram nobis …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 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 — /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 — 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. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

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

  • writ of error — A writ issued from a court of appellate jurisdiction, directed to the judge or judges of a court of record, requiring them to remit to the appellate court the record of an action before them, in which a final judgment has been entered, in order… …   Black's law dictionary

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