Its original jurisdiction consists in issuing writs of mandamus, certiorari, prohibition, and habeas corpus.
But we need not go further into the rather technical question of the scope of certiorari in this kind of case.
No informations are to be quashed for informality, or to be removed by certiorari into the Court of Queen's Bench.
The obvious resource, therefore, was to obtain a writ of certiorari removing our indictment to the superior court.
An appeal from the jurisdiction of the courts lies by way of certiorari.
certiorari—To order the record from an inferior to a superior court.
Under certain conditions, if the defendant's hardship could be definitely shown, a writ of certiorari and supersedeas might issue.
legal Latin, "to be certified, to be informed or shown," from a word figuring in the opening phrase of such writs from superior to inferior courts seeking the records of a case. Passive present infinitive of certorare "to certify, inform," from certior, comp. of certus "sure" (see certain).