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certiorari


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  certiorari 
  n  :  a  common  law  writ  issued  by  a  superior  court  to  one  of 
  inferior  jurisdiction  demanding  the  record  of  a 
  particular  case  [syn:  {writ  of  certiorari}] 




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