writ of certiorari

noun Law.


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writ of certiorari

a common law writ issued by a superior court to one of inferior jurisdiction demanding the record of a particular case [syn: certiorari
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We have said that a writ of certiorari is a remedy used to quash irregular proceedings.
Appellant now seeks a writ of certiorari directing the court reporter to immediately produce the transcript.
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