Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Lat Before; in presence of. Applied to persons only. Townsh. PL 22.
    —Coram domino rege. Before our lord the king. Coram domino rege ubicumque tunc fuerit Anglue, before our lord the king wherever he shall then, be in England.
    —Coram ipso rege. Before the king himself. The old name of the court of king's bench, which was originally held bsfore the king in person. 3 Bl. Comm. 41.
    —Coram nobis. Before us ourselves, (the king, i. e., in the king's or queen's bench.) Applied to writs of error directed to another branch of the same court, e. g., from the full bench to the court at nisi prius. 1 Archb. Pr. K. B. 234.
    —Coram non judice. In presence of a person not a judge. When a suit is brought and determined in a court which has no jurisdiction in the matter, then it is said to be coram non judice, and the judgment is void. Manufacturing Co. v. Holt, 51 W. Va. 352, 41 S. E. 351.
    —Coram paribus. Before the peers or freeholders. The attestation of deeds, like ali other solemn transactions, was originally done only coram paribus. 2 Bl. Comm. 307. Coram paribus de vicineto, before the peers or freeholders of the neighborhood. Id. 3l5. Coram sectatoribus. Before the suit-ora. Cro. Jac. 582.
    —Coram vobis. Before you. A writ of error directed by a court of review to the court which tried the cause, to correct an error in fact. 3 Md. 325 ; 3 Steph. Comm. 642.