non ob·stan·te /ˌnɑnəbˈstænti, ˌnon-/
1. Notwithstanding; in opposition to, or in spite of, what has been stated, or is to be stated or admitted.
2. Law A clause in old English statutes and letters patent, importing a license from the crown to do a thing notwithstanding any statute to the contrary. This dispensing power was abolished by the Bill of Rights.
In this very reign [Henry III.] the practice of dispensing with statutes by a non obstante was introduced. --Hallam.
Non obstante veredicto Law, a judgment sometimes entered by order of the court, for the plaintiff, notwithstanding a verdict for the defendant.