judicial writ

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Noun1.judicial writ - (law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officerjudicial writ - (law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer
legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument - (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
court order - a writ issued by a court of law requiring a person to do something or to refrain from doing something
warrant - a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts
assize - an ancient writ issued by a court of assize to the sheriff for the recovery of property
certiorari, writ of certiorari - a common law writ issued by a superior court to one of inferior jurisdiction demanding the record of a particular case
habeas corpus, writ of habeas corpus - a writ ordering a prisoner to be brought before a judge
venire facias - a judicial writ ordering a sheriff to summon people for jury duty
mandamus, writ of mandamus - 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
attachment - a writ authorizing the seizure of property that may be needed for the payment of a judgment in a judicial proceeding
fieri facias - a writ ordering a levy on the belongings of a debtor to satisfy the debt
scire facias - a judicial writ based on some record and requiring the party against whom it is brought to show cause why the record should not be enforced or annulled
sequestration - a writ that authorizes the seizure of property
writ of detinue - a writ ordering the release of goods that have been unlawfully detained
writ of election - a writ ordering the holding of an election
writ of error - a judicial writ from an appellate court ordering the court of record to produce the records of trial
writ of prohibition - a judicial writ from a higher court ordering a lower court not to exercise jurisdiction in a particular case
writ of right - a writ ordering that land be restored to its rightful owner
process, summons - a writ issued by authority of law; usually compels the defendant's attendance in a civil suit; failure to appear results in a default judgment against the defendant
subpoena, subpoena ad testificandum - a writ issued by court authority to compel the attendance of a witness at a judicial proceeding; disobedience may be punishable as a contempt of court
subpoena duces tecum - a writ issued by a court at the request of one of the parties to a suit; it requires a witness to bring to court or to a deposition any relevant documents under the witness's control
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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A mandamus, meanwhile, is a judicial writ that compels a person or a party to perform a public duty.
Even if he wins a judicial writ petition against him on the Qatar LNG case, the formation of a new cabinet would be yet another big challenge for Khaqan Abbasi, as an important faction within the party itself doesn't approve his leadership.
This should be conducted under the cloth of judicial writ; a legal and justified international police action.
All buying authorization of medicines in 2006 and 2007 to attend to patients, regardless of their being produced by judicial writ or not, were identified in the archives of the Municipal Health Secretary of Blumenau and of the Social Assistance Secretary of Aurora.
Scire facias (Latin for "you are to make known, show cause" (53)) is "a judicial writ at common law to revive judgments or to obtain satisfaction thereof, from sureties upon bail or other recognizances taken in proceedings in which the judgment was rendered." (54) It was abolished in federal district courts by Fed.
8 (ANI): The Taliban in Afghanistan appears to have expanded its judicial writ once again after a gap of eleven years.