mandamus

[n] - an extraordinary writ commanding an official to perform a ministerial act that the law recognizes as an absolute duty and not a matter for the official`s discretion
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Mandamus

Man·da'mus noun [ Latin , we command, from mandare to command.] (Law) A writ issued by a superior court and directed to some inferior tribunal, or to some corporation or person exercising authority, commanding the performance of some specified duty.
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mandamus

writ of mandamus noun an extraordinary writ commanding an official to perform a ministerial act that the law recognizes as an absolute duty and not a matter for the official`s discretion; used only when all other judicial remedies fail
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Mandamus

• (n.) A writ issued by a superior court and directed to some inferior tribunal, or to some corporation or person exercising authority, commanding the performance of some specified duty.
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mandamus

originally a formal writ issued by the English crown commanding an official to perform a specific act within the duty of his office. It later became ... [2 related articles]
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Mandamus

Mandamus is Latin for We command
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MANDAMUS

A writ issued by a court ordering a public official to perform an act.
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mandamus

mandamus (măndā'mus) [Lat.,=we order], in law, writ directing the performance of ministerial acts. A ministerial act is one that a person or body is obliged by law to perform under given circumstances; e.g., on receipt of the fee, a license clerk must grant a marriage license to pers...
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Mandamus

The name of a writ, the principal word of which when the proceedings were in Latin, was mandamus, we command.It is a command issuing in the name of the sovereign authority from a superior court having jurisdiction, and is directed to some person, corporation, or, inferior court, within the jurisdiction of such superior court, requiring them to do s...
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Mandamus

(n) Mandamus is the writ directing a government body, office, agency or authority to adhere to the requirements of the legal provisions which they are bound to follow. Eg. Non-declaring the election schedules when the present term is completed.
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mandamus

(man-dame-us) n. Latin for "we order," a writ (more modernly called a "writ of mandate") which orders a public agency or governmental body to perform an act required by law when it has neglected or refused to do so. Examples: After petitions were filed with sufficient valid signatures to qualify a proposition for the ballot, the city refuses to cal...
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Mandamus

Mandamus is a judicial remedy in the form of an order from a superior court, to any government subordinate court, corporation, or public authority—to do (or forbear from doing) some specific act which that body is obliged under law to do (or refrain from doing)—and which is in the nature of public duty, and in certain cases one of a statutory ...
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Mandamus

A writ issued by a court ordering a public official to perform an act that s/he is required to do by law under the existing state of facts.
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mandamus

writ instructing that an action should be performed
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mandamus

(a legal writ) instruction from a higher court to a lower court
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