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Latin. Of his own motion; of his own accord. Without any motion on the subject being made by any of the litigants, the judge may in the course of a process order certain things to be done. He may order a more articulate statement, a more express answer, the addition of certain pleas, or may order the deletion of a part of the record, which in his opinion is irrelevant. Such orders are said to be pronounced Ex proprio motu.

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