writ of prohibition

noun phrase

Definition of writ of prohibition

: a writ issued by a superior court to prevent an inferior court from acting beyond its jurisdiction

First Known Use of writ of prohibition

1802, in the meaning defined above

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“Writ of prohibition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/writ%20of%20prohibition. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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