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Meaning of MANDAMUS

Pronunciation:  man'deymus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  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
 

MANDAMUS is a 8 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: writ of mandamus
 
 See Also: judicial writ, writ

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Man*da"mus\, n. [L., we command, fr. mandare to
command.] (Law)
A writ issued by a superior court and directed to some
inferior tribunal, or to some corporation or person
exercising authority, commanding the performance of some
specified duty.

 

 

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