Origin of certiorari
Examples from the Web for certiorari
Its original jurisdiction consists in issuing writs of mandamus, certiorari, prohibition, and habeas corpus.
Under certain conditions, if the defendant's hardship could be definitely shown, a writ of certiorari and supersedeas might issue.The Grafters|Francis Lynde
Certiorari—To order the record from an inferior to a superior court.
An appeal from the jurisdiction of the courts lies by way of certiorari.
But we need not go further into the rather technical question of the scope of certiorari in this kind of case.Judgments of the Court of Appeal of New Zealand on Proceedings to Review Aspects of the Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Mount Erebus Aircraft Disaster|Sir Owen Woodhouse, R. B. Cooke, Ivor L. M. Richardson, Duncan Wallace McMullin, and Sir Edward Somers
British Dictionary definitions for certiorari
Word Origin for certiorari
Word Origin and History for certiorari
legal Latin, "to be certified, to be informed or shown," from a word figuring in the opening phrase of such writs from superior to inferior courts seeking the records of a case. Passive present infinitive of certorare "to certify, inform," from certior, comp. of certus "sure" (see certain).