writ of certiorari
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Related to writ of certiorari: writ of habeas corpus
cer•ti•o•ra•ri(ˌsɜr ʃi əˈrɛər aɪ, -ˈrɛər i, -ˈrɑr i)
a writ by which a superior court can call up for review the record of a proceeding in an inferior court.
[1515–25; < Latin: to be informed, a word in the Latin text of the writ]
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|Noun||1.||writ of certiorari - a common law writ issued by a superior court to one of inferior jurisdiction demanding the record of a particular case|