mandamus definition

  • noun:
    • A writ issued by an excellent judge purchasing a public official or human body or a reduced courtroom to perform a specified task.
    • a standard law prerogative writ that compels a court or federal government officer to do necessary or purely ministerial responsibilities correctly.
    • A writ issued by a superior judge and directed for some inferior tribunal, or even to some corporation or person working out authority, commanding the performance of some specified duty.
    • In law, a writ issuing from an exceptional court, directed to a substandard courtroom, an officer, a corporation, or any other human anatomy, needing the person or people addressed to complete some act therein specified, to be within their workplace and responsibility, as to admit or restore a person to an office or franchise, or to deliver reports, affix a seal to a paper, etc.
    • an exceptional writ commanding an official to perform a ministerial act that legislation acknowledges as an absolute duty and never a matter for the authoritative's discernment; utilized only if all the other judicial treatments fail
  • verb-transitive:
    • To provide or compel with such a writ.
  • others:
    • To issue a mandamus to; offer with a mandamus.

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