alternative writ of mandate (mandamus)

Definition of "alternative writ of mandate (mandamus)"
  1. A court instruction necessitating a government agency, court, or officers to comply with a specific action, or justify their reasons for not complying at a hearing
How to use "alternative writ of mandate (mandamus)" in a sentence
  1. The judge issued an alternative writ of mandate requiring the agency to adjust its unfair policies.
  2. The alternative writ of mandate challenged the municipal officials to provide reasons for their noncompliance.
  3. If the city council fails to resolve the taxation issue, they may face an alternative writ of mandate.

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