HyperDic: mandamus

English > 1 sense of the word mandamus:
NOUNcommunicationmandamus, writ of mandamusan extraordinary writ commanding an official to perform a ministerial act that the law recognizes as an absolute duty and not a matter for the official's discretion
mandamus > pronunciation
Soundsmaendey'mahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > mandamus: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
MeaningAn extraordinary writ commanding an official to perform a ministerial act that the law recognizes as an absolute duty and not a matter for the official's discretion; used only when all other judicial remedies fail.
Synonymwrit of mandamus
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderwrit, judicial writ(law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer
Spanishmandamus
Catalanmandamus

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