Certiorari
Certiorari Cer`ti*o*ra"ri, n. [So named from the emphatic word certiorari in the Latin form of the writ, which read certiorar volumus we wish to be certified.] (Law) A writ issuing out of chancery, or a superior court, to call up the records of a inferior court, or remove a cause there depending, in order that the party may have more sure and speedy justice, or that errors and irregularities may be corrected. It is obtained upon complaint of a party that he has not received justice, or can not have an impartial trial in the inferior court. [1913 Webster]

Note: A certiorari is the correct process to remove the proceedings of a court in which cases are tried in a manner different from the course of the common law, as of county commissioners. It is also used as an auxiliary process in order to obtain a full return to some other process. --Bouvier. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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

  • 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 an ein… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • certiorari — legal L., to be certified, to be informed or shown, 1520s, from a word figuring in the opening phrase of such writs from superior to inferior courts. Passive present infinitive of certorare to certify, inform, from certior, comp. of certus sure …   Etymology dictionary

  • certiorari — [sʉr΄shē ə rer′ē] n. [ME < LL, lit., to be made more certain: a word in the writ] Law a discretionary writ from a higher court to a lower one, or to a board or official with some judicial power, requesting the record of a case for review …   English World dictionary

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  • certiorari — /serr shee euh rair uy, rair ee/, n. Law. a writ issuing from a superior court calling up the record of a proceeding in an inferior court for review. Also called writ of certiorari. [1515 25; < L: to be informed, certified, lit., made surer, pass …   Universalium

  • certiorari — Orden judicial emitida por un tribunal superior por la cual se ordena revisar una actuación de un tribunal inferior. En Inglaterra, la orden de certiorari originalmente era un mandamiento judicial de los magistrados del Tribunal de la Reina (Rey) …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • certiorari — /sarsh(iy)areray/sarshareriy/ To be informed of. A writ of common law origin issued by a superior to an inferior court requiring the latter to produce a certified record of a particular case tried therein. The writ is issued in order that the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • certiorari — /sarsh(iy)areray/sarshareriy/ To be informed of. A writ of common law origin issued by a superior to an inferior court requiring the latter to produce a certified record of a particular case tried therein. The writ is issued in order that the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • certiorari — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, literally, to be informed; from the use of the word in the writ Date: 15th century a writ of superior court to call up the records of an inferior court or a body acting in a quasi judicial capacity …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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