writ of mandamus

writ of mandamus
Date: 1820 mandamus

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • writ of mandamus — See: mandamus Category: If, When & Where to File a Lawsuit Category: Mediation, Arbitration & Collaborative Law Category: Representing Yourself in Court Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits Nolo’s Pl …   Law dictionary

  • writ of mandamus — The process or writ which issues in a proceeding in mandamus where the plaintiff or petitioner is granted relief by way of mandamus. 35 Am J1st Mand § 380. See alternative writ of mandamus; peremptory writ of mandamus …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • writ of mandamus — noun an extraordinary writ commanding an official to perform a ministerial act that the law recognizes as an absolute duty and not a matter for the official s discretion; used only when all other judicial remedies fail • Syn: ↑mandamus • Topics:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • writ of mandamus — See mandamus …   Black's law dictionary

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  • alternative writ of mandamus — A court order that requires a governmental agency, court, or officials to obey to take a certain action, or show cause at a hearing why it should not have to obey. Compare: peremptory writ of mandamus (or mandate) Category: Small Claims Court &… …   Law dictionary

  • peremptory writ of mandamus — A court order to any governmental body, government official, or a lower court requiring that the body, official, or court perform an act the court finds is an official duty required by law. Compare: alternative writ of mandate (mandamus) Category …   Law dictionary

  • peremptory writ of mandamus — A writ of mandamus requiring the party to do the thing absolutely, as distinguished from an alternative writ which requires him to do the thing, or show cause why he should not in his answer. 35 Am J1st Mand § 380 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • alternative writ of mandamus — A writ, issued by the court in the beginning of a mandamus proceeding under older practice, which corresponds to a common law declaration or to a complaint or petition in an ordinary action and usually deemed to be the first pleading in the cause …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • writ of mandate — Same as writ of mandamus …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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