Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
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Word help

I'm looking for a term in law or parliamentary procedure which means "self created." Not sui generis, which means unique or of a class of its own, but something of a closely related nature, describing, for example, a deliberative body which has called itself into session based solely on its own authority, not at the will of an executive or constitutional imperative.

Update: Sui sponte comes closer to what I'm looking for, but I'm not sure if it refers purely to actions from/of the bench, or if it can refer to legislative bodies as well.
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