writ of certiorari


writ of certiorari
writ of certiorari: certiorari

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

writ of certiorari
See certiorari

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


writ of certiorari

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


writ of certiorari
An order issued by the Supreme Court directing the lower court to transmit records for a case for which it will hear on appeal. (See certiorari in Foreign Words Glossary.)

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  • Writ of certiorari — Certiorari ist ein Rechtsterminus (lat. certioro, certiorem facio – etwa bestimmen, zulassen, bestätigen), der auf die Prozesslehre von Ulpian zurückgeht und die Prozesshandlung bezeichnet, mit der ein übergeordnetes Gericht (iudex ad quem) sich… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • writ of certiorari — n. CERTIORARI …   English World dictionary

  • writ of certiorari — noun a common law writ issued by a superior court to one of inferior jurisdiction demanding the record of a particular case • Syn: ↑certiorari • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑writ, ↑judicial writ * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • writ of certiorari — An order by the appellate court which is used by that court when it has discretion on whether or not to hear an appeal from a lower court. If the writ is denied, the court refuses to hear the appeal and, in effect, the judgment below stands… …   Black's law dictionary

  • writ of certiorari — writ′ of certiora′ri n. lawg certiorari • Etymology: 1815–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • writ of certiorari — Date: circa 1532 certiorari …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • writ of certiorari — Law. certiorari. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • writ of certiorari — See certiorari …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • certiorari — cer·tio·ra·ri /ˌsər shē ə rar ē, ˌsər shə , rär / n [Medieval Latin certiorari ( volumus ) (we wish) to be informed (words used in the Latin texts of such writs)]: an extraordinary writ issued by a superior court (as the Supreme Court) to call up …   Law dictionary

  • writ — / rit/ n [Old English, something written] 1: a letter that was issued in the name of the English monarch from Anglo Saxon times to declare his grants, wishes, and commands 2: an order or mandatory process in writing issued in the name of the… …   Law dictionary