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- noun law A
writthat compels a government entity to perform mandatory or purely ministerial duties correctly.
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- 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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