An order issued by a court of superior jurisdiction commanding performance of a particular act by an inferior court or public official.
a court order directing a public official to perform his or her public duties
a court order that directs a person (such as a public official) or entity (such as a company or a lower court) to perform a specific act that is related to that person's office
a court order that requires another court, government official, public body, corporation or individual to perform a certain act
a form of civil action designed to compel a government actor to perform a duty owed to the plaintiff
a legal device to force a government entity to take action when it is deemed to be failing at its legal duty
a legal motion brought before a judge asking him to compel a government official to execute his duties faithfully
an order of the court directing a public authority to perform its duty, in its non-performance causes injury to the petitioner
an order to force a public official to carry out a duty
An order of a superior court commanding that a lower court or administrative body do something; frequently used to restore rights lost by defendant through illegal means.
Court order stopping or directing a judicial directive.
A writ of mandamus is a court order requiring a public official to do something. In 1803 William Marbury sued to have his appointment to a federal court delivered by Secretary of State Madison. The Supreme Court in "Marbury v. Madison" (1803) declared that the law empowering it to issue such writs (Judiciary Act of 1789) was unconstitutional.
Court order that stops or directs a judicial directive.