audita querela

noun
au·di·ta que·re·la | \au̇¦dētəkwəˈrālə\

Definition of audita querela 

: a largely disused or abolished common-law writ lying for a party against whom judgment is recovered but to whom facts constituting a good basis for discharge have subsequently accrued or become possible that could not have been availed of to prevent such judgment

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First Known Use of audita querela

1700, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for audita querela

Latin, the complaint having been heard

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