[man-dey-muh s] /mænˈdeɪ məs/ Law.
noun, plural mandamuses.
a writ from a superior court to an inferior court or to an officer, corporation, etc., commanding that a specified thing be done.
verb (used with object)
to intimidate or serve with such writ.
noun (pl) -muses
(law) formerly a writ from, now an order of, a superior court commanding an inferior tribunal, public official, corporation, etc, to carry out a public duty
1530s, “writ from a superior court to an inferior one, specifying that something be done,” (late 14c. in Anglo-French), from Latin, literally “we order,” first person plural present indicative of mandare “to order” (see mandate (n.)).
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