writ of error

NOUN
  1. a judicial writ from an appellate court ordering the court of record to produce the records of trial
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  • Leave was given to imparl in an aSion of debt upon a judg - ment, ufTtil a writ of error brought up on the judgment ihould be determined, 44 Reports of cases adjudged in the Court of King's bench, beginning Michaelmas term, 25 Geo. 2. ending Trinity term, 29 & 30 Geo. 2. [1751-1756]
  • Undoubtedly, upon a writ of error to a State court, unless the record shows a case that gives jurisdiction, the case must be dismissed for want of jurisdiction in _this court_. Cotton is King, and Pro-Slavery Arguments Comprising the Writings of Hammond, Harper, Christy, Stringfellow, Hodge, Bledsoe, and Cartrwright on This Important Subject
  • It was the falsehoods in this report, and the Justice Department's lack of candor in relying on them, that led a federal district court to grant Fred Korematsu a writ of error coram nobis in 1984. Is That Legal?: January 2008 Archives
  • The suit came to the Supreme Court on a writ of error from the District Court of Illinois brought by the plaintiff.
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