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certiorari Explained

certiorari at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

In law, a writ issued by a superior court for the reexamination of an action of a lower court. The writ of certiorari was originally a writ from England's Court of Queen's (King's) Bench to the judges of an inferior court; it was later expanded to include the equity (chancery) courts. In the U.S., certiorari is the most common way to have a case from the U.S. Courts of Appeals reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court.

CERTIORARI at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

he cat family. Lions, TIGERS and LEOPARDS are all big cats.noun
1 (old-fashioned, BrE) a small train at an AMUSEMENT PARK, which goes very quickly up and down a steep track and around bends
2 (the Big Dipper) (AmE) = THE PLOUGHnoun
() (in a car engine) the end of a connecting rod that fits around the CRANKSHAFTnoun
[U] large wild animals that people hunt for sport, for example elephants and lionsnoun, adverb (informal)
noun (the big time) great success in a profession, especially the entertainment business:
a bit-part actor who finally made / hit the big time
compare SMALL-TIME
adverb on a large scale; to a great extent:
This time they've messed up big time!noun
the largest toe on a person's foot(usually the big top) noun
the large tent in which a CIRCUS gives performancesnoun
1 (usually the Big Wheel) (BrE) (also Ferris wheel AmE, BrE) a large upright wheel at an AMUSEMENT PARK with seats hanging at its edge for people to ride in
2 (AmE, informal) an important person in a company or an organizationadjective
(informal, disapproving) having a very high opinion of how important and clever you are; too proud
big-head nounadjective
very kind; generousadjective
[only before noun] (AmE) costing a lot of money:
big-ticket itemsnoun
a person who commits the crime of bigamynoun
[U] the crime of marrying sb when you are still legally married to sb else
bigamous adjective:
a bigamous relationshipnoun
(informal) an important thing, person or event:
This year is going to be the biggie in his career!noun
(rare) a long curve in a coast:
the Great Australian Bightnoun
a person who has very strong, unreasonable beliefs or opinions about race, religion or politics and who will not listen to or accept the opinions of anyone who disagrees:
a religious / racial bigotadjective
showing strong, unreasonable beliefs or opinions and a refusal to change themnoun
[U] the state of feeling, or the act of expressing, strong, unreasonable beliefs or opinionsnoun
(informal) an important person:
She had to entertain some boring local bigwigs.adjective
[only before noun] (BrE, sometimes ironic) (of a building or a garden) small but attractive and fashionable:
The house was terribly small and cramped, but the agent described it as a bijou residence.noun, verb

Certiorari at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Certiorari \Cer`ti*o*ra"ri\, n. [So named from the emphatic word
certiorari in the Latin form of the writ, which read
certiorar volumus we wish to be certified.] (Law)
A writ issuing out of chancery, or a superior court, to call
up the records of a inferior court, or remove a cause there
depending, in order that the party may have more sure and
speedy justice, or that errors and irregularities may be
corrected. It is obtained upon complaint of a party that he
has not received justice, or can not have an impartial trial
in the inferior court.

Note: A certiorari is the correct process to remove the
proceedings of a court in which cases are tried in a
manner different from the course of the common law, as
of county commissioners. It is also used as an
auxiliary process in order to obtain a full return to
some other process. --Bouvier.

certiorari at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a common law writ issued by a superior court to one of
inferior jurisdiction demanding the record of a
particular case [syn: {writ of certiorari}]

certiorari at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


Law Inter: etyl » la present passive infinitive of certioro, a contraction of certiorem facere ("to search", literally "to make certain").


Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: US » legal A grant of the right of an appeal to be heard by an appellate court where that court has discretion to choose which appeals it will hear.
    1. Inter: British » legal A grant of review of a government action by a court with discretion to make such a review.

      Derived terms

      * cert (abbreviation)

  • cert pool

  • Translation: ta » certiorari
    Translation: te » certiorari
    Translation: vi » certiorari
    Translation: zh » certiorari