nunc pro tunc
- A Latin term meaning 'now for then,' used in court to retrospectively validate actions or judgments that should have been performed or made earlier but were delayed due to an error
- Due to a clerical error, the divorce papers were not filed, but a nunc pro tunc order made it valid from the date it was initially meant to be filed.
- A nunc pro tunc ruling was issued, making the delayed decree effective from the original date.
- Because of the judge's absence, the motions could not be heard as scheduled, but were later validated by a nunc pro tunc order.