Non obstante

Non` ob*stan"te

(nn` b*stn"t). [L.] 1. Notwithstanding; in opposition to, or in spite of, what has been stated, or is to be stated or admitted.
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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.
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In this very reign [Henry III.] the practice of dispensing with statutes by a non obstante was introduced.
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Non obstante veredicto [LL.] (Law), a judgment sometimes entered by order of the court, for the plaintiff, notwithstanding a verdict for the defendant. Stephen.
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