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"
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The CA court ordered the PCC to acknowledge the agreement as deemed approved by operation of law, even as it issued a writ of prohibition precluding the PCC from conducting a full review and/or investigation of the subject acquisition.
By so doing, the Court lifts the stay order issued on 31 October as a result of a writ of prohibition filed by LP and UP and orders the NEC to schedule the runoff in accordance with the Constitution and the New Elections Law.
A writ of prohibition is hereby issued precluding the PCC, its employees, agents, or persons acting for and its behalf from conducting a full review and/or investigation of the subject acquisition,' it said.
A preliminary writ of prohibition from the Missouri Supreme Court on Friday, however, orders Burlison to show cause as to why a writ should not issue prohibiting you from doing anything other than vacating your order of September 25, 2017, overruling Relator's renewed motion to sever plaintiff Michael Blaes' claims and transfer venue.
Issue a mandate in the nature of a writ of prohibition prohibiting the 4th and 5th Respondent from functioning as members of the Board of Ministers of the Northern Province;
Rosario then requested that the Supreme Court issue a writ of prohibition restraining the trial court from death-qualifying a jury.
Relief through a writ of prohibition is the inverse of mandamus relief, as it requests that the court prohibit a military judge or another entity from taking a certain action.
an omission) unless there is a legal duty to act affirmatively, it issued a writ of prohibition restraining the lower court from taking any further action on the matter.
On appeal, however, a panel of First Circuit judges overturned the district court's decision and granted Pleau and the governor a writ of prohibition to bar the district court from enforcing the writ.
The petitioner has appealed to the court to issue a directive in the nature of a writ of prohibition, requiring the president to act in accordance with LHC orders.
Atkinson's writ of prohibition was granted, and the case was remanded to decide Atkinson's challenge to his property's assessed fair market value.
33) The fact that the authors had to go back to 1996 in their search for a mere example of a successful application for a writ of prohibition underscores its relative lack of use in the federal system.