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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
a command by a higher court that a lower court shall not exercise jurisdiction in a particular case.
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|Noun||1.||writ of prohibition - a judicial writ from a higher court ordering a lower court not to exercise jurisdiction in a particular case|