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A writ or order by which a higher court reviews a case tried in a lower court.‘an order of certiorari’
- ‘Well, your Honour, the orders that are sought are writs of mandamus and certiorari in this matter.’
- ‘The old judicial review remedies of certiorari, mandamus and prohibition were never applied to charitable trusts as such.’
- ‘Certainly, insofar as the order nisi seeks writs of mandamus and certiorari, it is outside of the time limit.’
- ‘The applicant commenced proceedings in this Court for writs of mandamus, certiorari and injunctions.’
- ‘If a lower court commits a factual or legal error, the Supreme Court will not grant a writ of certiorari simply to review that error.’
Late Middle English: from Law Latin, ‘to be informed’, a phrase originally occurring at the start of the writ, from certiorare ‘inform’, from certior, comparative of certus ‘certain’.
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