writ of error

noun phrase

Definition of writ of error

: a common law writ directing an inferior court to remit the record of a legal action to the reviewing court in order that an error of law may be corrected if it exists

First Known Use of writ of error

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Writ of error.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/writ%20of%20error. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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writ of error

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— see writ

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