alternative writ

Definition of "alternative writ"
  1. An order that instructs an individual or entity to execute a certain action, or else provide a valid reason why the action should not be carried out
How to use "alternative writ" in a sentence
  1. The court issued an alternative writ, demanding the department to either release the requested documents or explain why they couldn't do it.
  2. In response to the unlawful activities, an alternative writ was given to the organization, requiring them to halt their operations or justify their reasons not to comply.
  3. If you fail to complete the required tax filings, you may receive an alternative writ telling you to fill them out or provide a reason why it's impossible.

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