audita querela

Audita querela

Au*di"ta que*re"la\ [L., the complaint having been heard.] (Law) A writ which lies for a party against whom judgment is recovered, but to whom good matter of discharge has subsequently accrued which could not have been availed of to prevent such judgment. --Wharton.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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