Actus judicarius coram non judice irritus habetur; de ministerial autem a quocunque provenit ratum esto

Dictionary: 
Ballentine's Law Dictionary

A judicial act by one not a judge is void; a ministerial act from whomsoever it proceed is valid.

Author: 
James A. Ballentine
Publisher: 
The Bobbs-Merrill Company
Year Published: 
1916
Genre: 
Law Dictionary