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writ of mandamus


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  • noun law A writ that compels a government entity to perform mandatory or purely ministerial duties correctly.

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  • noun an extraordinary writ commanding an official to perform a ministerial act that the law recognizes as an absolute duty and not a matter for the official's discretion; used only when all other judicial remedies fail


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