writ of error

noun phrase

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of writ of error was in the 15th century

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“Writ of error.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/writ%20of%20error. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

Legal Definition

writ of error

see writ

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