Certiorari

Definition of Certiorari

Cer`ti`o`ra´ri
n.1.(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.

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judicial writ, jurisprudence, law, writ, writ of certiorari
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