writ of mandate

Definition of "writ of mandate"
  1. A command issued by a court to a government entity or another court to correct previous decisions or stop unlawful activities
How to use "writ of mandate" in a sentence
  1. The city council complied with the writ of mandate and reversed their illegal land decision.
  2. Upon receiving a writ of mandate, the local court revised its earlier ruling.
  3. The environmental agency, under a writ of mandate, ceased its unauthorized logging activities.

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