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Writ of Certiorari
A writ of certiorari is a formal, written order from a superior court to one of lower jurisdiction demanding the record of a particular case that the superior court will hear on appeal. In the , the term most frequently refers to a decision by the Supreme Court to hear an appeal from a lower court.
The Latin term “certiorari” translates as “to be informed of, or to be made certain in regard to.”