prerogative writ

Definition of "prerogative writ"
  1. An obsolete term for a court order aimed at government bodies, public officials, or another court
How to use "prerogative writ" in a sentence
  1. Surprised by the decision, the lawyer decided to seek a prerogative writ to review the case.
  2. The prerogative writ served to local council forced reconsideration of the planned construction.
  3. Given the severity of the situation, a prerogative writ directed towards the mayor compelled immediate action.

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