writ of prohibition

noun phrase

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

Word History

First Known Use

1802, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of writ of prohibition was in 1802

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“Writ of prohibition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/writ%20of%20prohibition. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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