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[Latin, Before; in the presence of.]

The term coram is used in phrases that refer to the appearance of a person before another individual or a group. Coram non judice, "in the presence of a person not a judge," is a phrase that describes a proceeding brought before a court that lacks the jurisdiction to hear such a matter. Any judgment rendered by the court in such a case is void.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

CORAM. In the presence of; before. Coram nobis, before us; coram vobis, before you; coram non judice, is said of those acts of a court which has no jurisdiction, either over the person, the, cause, or the process. 1 Con. 40. Such acts have no validity. Where a thing is required to be done before a particular person, it would not be considered as done before him, if he were asleep or non compos. Vide Dig. 4, 8, 27, 5; Dane's Ab. Index, h.t.; 5 Harr. & John. 42; 8 Cranch, 9; Paine's R. 55; Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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We must apologize for having intruded upon you, Professor Coram, and I promise that we won't disturb you until after lunch.
"I have forged and tested every link of my chain, Professor Coram, and I am sure that it is sound.
He had met me on the road, and I had asked him to tell me where Professor Coram lived, not knowing that he was in his employ."
I then went downstairs, and I ascertained, in your presence, Watson, without your perceiving the drift of my remarks, that Professor Coram's consumption of food had increased--as one would expect when he is supplying a second person.
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We support 3 charities in our local community: Coram Beanstalk, Ambitious about Autism, and Richard House Children's Hospice.
The average cost of one week of holiday childcare is PS138 per child, which could total PS828 over a sixweek summer break, Coram Family and Childcare's 15th annual holiday childcare survey found.
According to figures released by Coram, families in the north-east are paying as much as PS123 for a week for the service during the holidays - more than double the price they pay for after-school clubs during term time.
Councillor John Reynolds, cabinet member for children's services, said: "Since its inception in 2016, the Parent Champions scheme has won four national awards from Coram Family and Childcare Trust.
-- Coram CVS Specialty Home Infusion Services in the fall earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Home Care Accreditation.
Megan Jarvie, head of Coram Family and Childcare, said: "There are many reasons why families might choose not to take up additional free childcare - they might not need all of the childcare they are entitled to, or may instead choose to have family or friends looking after their child.