writ of prohibition

Definition of "writ of prohibition"
  1. A written order from a higher court to stop a lower court from taking action due to lack of jurisdiction
How to use "writ of prohibition" in a sentence
  1. A writ of prohibition was served to the local court barring it from proceeding with the case.
  2. The higher court issued a writ of prohibition, determining the lower court was overstepping its jurisdiction.
  3. Due to a doubt in jurisdiction, they sought a writ of prohibition from the appellate court.

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