alternative writ

See alternative writ of mandamus; praecipe.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • alternative writ — see writ Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. alternative writ …   Law dictionary

  • alternative writ — A common law writ commanding the person against whom it is issued to do a specified thing, or show cause to the court why he should not be compelled to do it. Under the common law practice, the first mandamus is an alternative writ; but in modern …   Black's law dictionary

  • alternative writ — noun : a writ in the nature of an order to show cause commanding the person to whom it is addressed to perform some duty or show cause why a peremptory or final writ should not issue …   Useful english dictionary

  • alternative writ of mandate — A court order that requires a governmental agency, court, or officials to obey to take a certain action, or show cause at a hearing why it should not have to obey. Compare: peremptory writ of mandate (or mandamus) Category: Small Claims Court &… …   Law dictionary

  • alternative writ of mandamus — A court order that requires a governmental agency, court, or officials to obey to take a certain action, or show cause at a hearing why it should not have to obey. Compare: peremptory writ of mandamus (or mandate) Category: Small Claims Court &… …   Law dictionary

  • alternative writ of mandamus — A writ, issued by the court in the beginning of a mandamus proceeding under older practice, which corresponds to a common law declaration or to a complaint or petition in an ordinary action and usually deemed to be the first pleading in the cause …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • alternative writ of quo warranto — A writ used in the commencement of an action in quo warranto under the older practice, one of little use in the modern practice. 44 Am J1st Quo Warranto § 70 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • writ — / rit/ n [Old English, something written] 1: a letter that was issued in the name of the English monarch from Anglo Saxon times to declare his grants, wishes, and commands 2: an order or mandatory process in writing issued in the name of the… …   Law dictionary

  • writ of mandamus — The process or writ which issues in a proceeding in mandamus where the plaintiff or petitioner is granted relief by way of mandamus. 35 Am J1st Mand § 380. See alternative writ of mandamus; peremptory writ of mandamus …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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