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Everte Statum[3] is the incantation of a duelling spell[1]. It causes opponent to fly back several feet, and causes a short sharp pain depending on the strength of the spell, but does not cause any lasting damage[2]. Draco Malfoy used this spell against Harry Potter during the Duelling Club in 1992, despite being instructed to only use the Disarming Charm[2].



From Latin everte, meaning "to throw out" and statum, meaning "stand". This implies that it would cause the victim to be thrown from their standing position, which most notably coincides with the effect seen in the films.

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