extraordinary writ

Definition of "extraordinary writ"
  1. A unique type of court order that is issued at the court's discretion to control the actions of lower courts or officials
How to use "extraordinary writ" in a sentence
  1. If the lower court had overstepped its authority, the extraordinary writ could rectify the situation.
  2. An extraordinary writ was granted to prevent the city official from proceeding with his controversial action.
  3. The judge issued an extraordinary writ to ensure that proper legal procedures were being followed by a lower tribunal.

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