1. certiorari

noun. a common law writ issued by a superior court to one of inferior jurisdiction demanding the record of a particular case.


  • writ of certiorari
  • judicial writ

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1. Noun, singular or mass
Each state has its own system of trial and appellate courts, usually with two levels of appeal in the state before a case that qualifies can apply for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court.