a writ issuing from a superior court calling up the record of a proceeding in an inferior court for review.
(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).
freedom from doubt, especially in matters of faith or opinion; certainty. noun confidence; certainty n. early 15c., from Middle French certitude “certainty” (16c.), from Late Latin certitudinem (nominative certitudo) “that which is certain,” from Latin certus “sure, certain” (see certain).
a technique of inlaying light-colored material, as bone, ivory, metal, or pale wood, in elaborate designs on a dark ground.
deep blue; sky blue; azure. Heraldry. a sky-blue tincture, used especially on the Continent. noun a deep blue colour; azure (as adjective): a cerulean sea adj. 1660s, with -an + Latin caeruleus “blue, dark blue, blue-green,” perhaps dissimilated from caelulum, diminutive of caelum “heaven, sky,” of uncertain origin (see celestial). The Latin word was applied […]
a light-blue to strong greenish-blue color. a pigment used in painting consisting mainly of oxides of tin and cobalt, chiefly characterized by its greenish-blue color and permanence.