Definition of "mandamus"
  1. A court command requiring a public body or authority, corporation, or individual to perform a specific act imposed by law
How to use "mandamus" in a sentence
  1. The court issued a mandamus to the school, ordering them to admit the students they had unfairly turned away.
  2. The corporation complied with the mandamus requiring it to enhance safety measures.
  3. After her request was denied, she petitioned the court for a mandamus compelling the authorities to release public records.

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