audita querela

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

Definition of audita querela

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of audita querela

Latin, the complaint having been heard

First Known Use: 1700

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