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certiorari

noun cer·tio·ra·ri \ˌsər-sh(ē-)ə-ˈrer-ē, -ˈrär-ē, -ˈra-rē\

Definition of CERTIORARI

:  a writ of superior court to call up the records of an inferior court or a body acting in a quasi-judicial capacity

Origin of CERTIORARI

Middle English, from Latin, literally, to be informed; from the use of the word in the writ
First Known Use: 15th century

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actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi

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July 03, 2015
interpellate Hear it
to formally question a public official
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