sua sponte

adverb or adjective
sua spon·te | \ˈsü-ə-ˈspän-tē, -ˈspōn-tā\

Legal Definition of sua sponte 

: on the court's own motion or initiative authorize the court to order a new trial sua sponte— J. H. Friedenthal et al. the court's sua sponte dismissal

History and Etymology for sua sponte

Latin, of its own accord

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