Non obstante
Non obstante Non` ob*stan"te (n[o^]n` [o^]b*st[a^]n"t[-e]). [L.] 1. Notwithstanding; in opposition to, or in spite of, what has been stated, or is to be stated or admitted. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) A clause in old English statutes and letters patent, importing a license from the crown to do a thing notwithstanding any statute to the contrary. This dispensing power was abolished by the Bill of Rights. [1913 Webster]

In this very reign [Henry III.] the practice of dispensing with statutes by a non obstante was introduced. --Hallam. [1913 Webster]

{Non obstante veredicto} [LL.] (Law), a judgment sometimes entered by order of the court, for the plaintiff, notwithstanding a verdict for the defendant. --Stephen. [1913 Webster]


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  • non obstante* — non ob•stan•te [[t]noʊn oʊbˈstɑn tɛ[/t]] eng. [[t]nɒn ɒbˈstæn ti[/t]] prep. Latin. fot notwithstanding • Etymology: short for AL, L nōn obstante aliquō statūtō in contrārium any statute to the contrary notwithstanding …   From formal English to slang

  • non obstante — [nän΄äb stan′tē] [L < non, not + obstans (gen. obstantis), prp. of obstare: see OBSTACLE: from use in medieval legal clauses permitting to the king certain actions notwithstanding statutes to the contrary] notwithstanding; despite (a law,… …   English World dictionary

  • non obstante — preposition Etymology: Latin : notwithstanding abbr. non obst. * * * /nohn ohb stahn te/; Eng. /non ob stan tee/, Latin. notwithstanding. [short for AL, L non obstante aliquo statuto in contrarium any statute to the contrary notwithstanding] * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • non obstante — /nohn ohb stahn te/; Eng. /non ob stan tee/, Latin. notwithstanding. [short for AL, L non obstante aliquo statuto in contrarium any statute to the contrary notwithstanding] * * * …   Universalium

  • non obstante — /non abstaentiy/ Notwithstanding. Words anciently used in public and private instruments, intended to preclude, in advance, any interpretation contrary to certain declared objects or purposes. A clause frequent in old English statutes and letters …   Black's law dictionary

  • non obstante — /non abstaentiy/ Notwithstanding. Words anciently used in public and private instruments, intended to preclude, in advance, any interpretation contrary to certain declared objects or purposes. A clause frequent in old English statutes and letters …   Black's law dictionary

  • non obstante —   notwithstanding (abbr. non obst.) …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • non obstante — preposition Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin Date: 15th century notwithstanding …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • non obstante — Notwithstanding …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • non-obstante — …   Useful english dictionary

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