Definition of non obstante in US English:

non obstante

noun

Law
  • A clause in a statute or letter patent conveying a dispensation from a monarch or other executive to perform an action notwithstanding any statute to the contrary. Also in "clause of non-obstante". Now historical.

adjective

Law
  • Designating a clause, licence, etc., beginning with the expression non obstante.

preposition

Law
  • Notwithstanding. Frequently used postpositively; also in "non obstante veredicto": notwithstanding the verdict.

Origin

Late Middle English. From post-classical Latin non obstante notwithstanding from classical Latin nōn not + obstante, ablative singular of present participle of obstāre to be in the way.