writ of error

noun Law.
a writ issued by an appellate court to the court of record where a case was tried, requiring that the record of the trial be sent to the appellate court for examination of alleged errors.
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The writ of error allows a higher court to review and supervise actions of its lower courts.
We noted, however, that the receiver might be able to obtain review by recourse to a writ of error.
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