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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A prerogative writ that sends a case from an appellate court to a lower court with an order to proceed to judgment.
  • n. A writ by which the commission of the Justice of the Peace is revived, after having been suspended.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A writ by which a cause which has been removed on insufficient grounds from an inferior to a superior court by certiorari, or otherwise, is sent down again to the same court, to be proceeded in there.
  • n. In English practice, a writ issuing out of chancery in cases where the judges of subordinate courts delay giving judgment, commanding them to proceed to judgment.
  • n. A writ by which the commission of the justice of the peace is revived, after having been suspended.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In law, a writ which formerly issued out of the English Court of Chancery in the exercise of its common-law jurisdiction, when judges of any subordinate court wrongfully delayed the parties, and would not give judgment either on the one side or on the other.

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