Certiorari



a writ issuing from a superior court calling up the record of a proceeding in an inferior court for review.
noun
(law) an order of a superior court directing that a record of proceedings in a lower court be sent up for review See also mandamus, prohibition

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).

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