writ of prohibition

writ of prohibition

noun Law.
a command by a higher court that a lower court shall not exercise jurisdiction in a particular case.

Origin:
1875–80

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writ of prohibition

noun
a judicial writ from a higher court ordering a lower court not to exercise jurisdiction in a particular case 
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