nunc pro tunc

Definition of "nunc pro tunc"
  1. 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
How to use "nunc pro tunc" in a sentence
  1. 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.
  2. A nunc pro tunc ruling was issued, making the delayed decree effective from the original date.
  3. Because of the judge's absence, the motions could not be heard as scheduled, but were later validated by a nunc pro tunc order.

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