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Writ of Ayle
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writ of prohibition definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a judicial writ from a higher court ordering a lower court not to exercise jurisdiction in a particular case

Merriam Webster's

Date: 1802 a writ issued by a superior court to prevent an inferior court from acting beyond its jurisdiction

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Prohibition Pro`hi*bi"tion, n. [L. prohibitio: cf. F. prohibition.] 1. The act of prohibiting; a declaration or injunction forbidding some action; interdict. The law of God, in the ten commandments, consists mostly of prohibitions. --Tillotson. 2. Specifically, the forbidding by law of the sale of alcoholic liquors as beverages. Writ of prohibition (Law), a writ issued by a superior tribunal, directed to an inferior court, commanding the latter to cease from the prosecution of a suit depending before it. --Blackstone. Note: By ellipsis, prohibition is used for the writ itself.


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