peremptory writ of mandate (or mandamus)

Definition of "peremptory writ of mandate (or mandamus)"
  1. A court order demanding a governmental body, government official, or a lower court to carry out a specific act deemed a required official duty under the law
How to use "peremptory writ of mandate (or mandamus)" in a sentence
  1. After the city council failed to enforce the zoning ordinance, the judge issued a peremptory writ of mandate.
  2. The taxpayers obtained a peremptory writ of mandate to compel state officials to collect overdue taxes.
  3. The court issued a peremptory writ of mandate to ensure the school district complied with the state's education laws.

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