writ of error

writ of error
Date: 15th century a common law writ directing an inferior court to remit the record of a legal action to the reviewing court in order that an error of law may be corrected if it exists

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • writ of error — see writ Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. writ of error n. A wri …   Law dictionary

  • Writ of error — Error Er ror, n. [OF. error, errur, F. erreur, L. error, fr. errare to err. See {Err}.] 1. A wandering; a roving or irregular course. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The rest of his journey, his error by sea. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. A wandering or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • writ of error — n. a writ directed to a lower court by an appellate court requiring the submission of the record of a legal action for review, in order to ascertain whether or not errors have been committed and so that the judgment may be upheld, reversed, or… …   English World dictionary

  • writ of error — noun a judicial writ from an appellate court ordering the court of record to produce the records of trial • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑writ, ↑judicial writ * * * : a writ that lies in a competent court after judgment in an action… …   Useful english dictionary

  • writ of error — A writ issued from a court of appellate jurisdiction, directed to the judge or judges of a court of record, requiring them to remit to the appellate court the record of an action before them, in which a final judgment has been entered, in order… …   Black's law dictionary

  • writ of error — writ′ of er′ror n. law a writ issued by an appellate court directing the court of record to send a trial record to the appellate court to be examined for possible errors …   From formal English to slang

  • writ of error — Law. a writ issued by an appellate court to the court of record where a case was tried, requiring that the record of the trial be sent to the appellate court for examination of alleged errors. * * * …   Universalium

  • writ of error — A commission by which the judges of one court are authorized to examine a record on which a judgment was given in another court, and to affirm or reverse that judgment according to law. Cohen v Virginia (US) 6 Wheat 264, 5 1, Ed 257. The… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • writ of error coram nobis — see writ Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • writ of error coram vobis — /rit av ehrar koram vowbas/ This writ, at the English common law, is distinguished from writ of error coram nobis, in that the former issued from the Court of King s Bench to a judgment of the Court of Common Pleas, whereas the latter issued from …   Black's law dictionary

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