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inferior court

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1. (Law) a court of limited jurisdiction
2. (Law) any court other than the Supreme Court of Judicature
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Noun1.inferior court - any court whose decisions can be appealed to a higher courtinferior court - any court whose decisions can be appealed to a higher court
court, judicature, tribunal - an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
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Do you know that I am called Florian Barbedienne, actual lieutenant to monsieur the provost, and, moreover, commissioner, inquisitor, controller, and examiner, with equal power in provostship, bailiwick, preservation, and inferior court of judicature?--"
Applying himself in earlier manhood to the study of the law, and having a natural tendency towards office, he had attained, many years ago, to a judicial situation in some inferior court, which gave him for life the very desirable and imposing title of judge.
The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.
He said by arraigning Adeleke on the day he was granted leave to travel for a medical check-up in an inferior court have acted disdainfully and thereby derailed the authority of the court, which he said is a condemnable act.
Pantaleon Alvarez, House speaker at the time, called the CA an"inferior court" and questioned its stand to release the "Ilocos Six.
Thus, if the Judge, his wife or child has pecuniary interest in the case, or if he is related to either party within the sixth decree of consanguinity, or if he is related to counsel within the fourth decree or if he has been an executor, administrator, guardian, trustee, or counsel for a party in the case, or if he has presided over the case in an inferior Court, and his ruling or decision is the subject of review, the Judge must recuse himself from the proceedings.
The power under Article 199 includes issuance of orders, directions or writs of five kinds: habeas corpus (through which a person can report an unlawful detention or imprisonment to a court), mandamus (a judicial writ issued as a command to an inferior court or ordering a person to perform a public or statutory duty), certiorari (appeal against lower court order), prohibition (a writ directing a subordinate to stop doing something the law prohibits) and quo warranto (requiring a person to show by what warrant an office is held).
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In sum, this Article brings data to the question of when appeals courts can promote uniformity across inferior court judges.
Mandamus in Latin means literally "we command." (12) Historically, the writ of mandamus was considered a "highly prerogative writ, usually issuing out of the highest court of general jurisdiction" in order to direct an "inferior court within the jurisdiction to do some particular thing therein specified, and which appertains to their office or duty." (13) It is a product of the British common law and derived from the Magna Carta--introduced to ampliate justice by preventing "disorders" in the judicial system.
This writ is available in the federal courts only in extraordinary circumstances, either 'to confine an inferior court to a lawful exercise of its prescribed jurisdiction or to compel it to exercise its authority when it is its duty to do so.' ...