nunc pro tunc

\ ˈnəŋk-ˌprō-ˈtəŋk, ˈnu̇ŋk-ˌprō-ˈtu̇ŋk \

Legal Definition of nunc pro tunc

: now for then used in reference to a judicial or procedural act that corrects an omission in the record, has effect as of an earlier date, or takes place after a deadline has expired a nunc pro tunc order permitted to file the petition nunc pro tunc

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“Nunc pro tunc.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/nunc%20pro%20tunc. Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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