writ of mandamus

noun phrase

Examples of writ of mandamus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On March 3, McCloskey filed what is known as a writ of mandamus. Eric Adler, Kansas City Star, 10 May 2024 If the recusal is denied, Trump's attorneys could petition an appeals court for a writ of mandamus, essentially an order requiring her to recuse. Fin Gómez, CBS News, 11 Sep. 2023 The state, following Hinkle’s ruling, sought what is known as a writ of mandamus from the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to try to shield Weida from testifying. Dara Kam, Sun Sentinel, 24 Apr. 2023 For that reason, Coinbase filed a petition today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit for a writ of mandamus, or an order for the agency to fulfill its official duties. Leo Schwartz, Fortune Crypto, 25 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of writ of mandamus was in 1820

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“Writ of mandamus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/writ%20of%20mandamus. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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