coram nobis

[ kawr-am -noh-bis, kohr-am ]
/ ˈkɔr æm ˈnoʊ bɪs, ˈkoʊr æm /

noun Law.

a writ to correct an injury caused by a mistake of the court.

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Origin of coram nobis

<Latin: before us
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