writ of mandate
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

writ of mandate
   (mandamus)
n.
   a court order to a government agency, including another court, to follow the law by correcting its prior actions or ceasing illegal acts.
   See also: mandamus, mandate

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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