Definition of Writ of mandamus

1. 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.

Exact synonyms: Mandamus
Generic synonyms: Judicial Writ, Writ
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law



Definition of Writ of mandamus

1. Noun. (legal) A writ that compels a government entity to perform mandatory or purely ministerial duties correctly. ¹

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wristy
writ
writ large
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writ of certiorari
writ of detinue
writ of election
writ of error
writ of execution
writ of habeas corpus
writ of mandamus (current term)
writ of prohibition
writ of right
writability
writable
writative
write
write-down
write-in
write-in candidate
write-ins
write-off
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write-only
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