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Mandamus   /mændˈeɪməs/   Listen
Mandamus

noun
1.
An 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.  Synonym: writ of mandamus.






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Words linked to "Mandamus" :   jurisprudence, writ, judicial writ, law



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