writ of prohibition

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writ of prohibition

n. pl. writs of prohibition
An order issued by a higher court commanding a lower court to cease from proceeding in some matter not within its jurisdiction.

writ′ of prohibi′tion



n.
a command by a higher court that a lower court shall not exercise jurisdiction in a particular case.
[1875–80]
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Noun1.writ of prohibition - a judicial writ from a higher court ordering a lower court not to exercise jurisdiction in a particular case
judicial writ, writ - (law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"