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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An extraordinary writ ordering an official to perform a ministerial act that the law recognizes as an absolute duty and not a matter for the official's discretion.

Usage examples (34)
  • If she fails to carry out this duty, a citizen can initiate a legal action called mandamus, compelling her to do her job.
  • They've asked for something called a mandamus, an order from a judge to begin the count once again, that manual hand count.
  • (Abakataf), filed an injunction 'mandamus' class suit against Manila Mining Corp.
  • In accordance with the Charter Act, he proceeded to appoint the so-called "mandamus" councillors. for more
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