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Writ

A court order commanding that a party perform an action. For example, a writ may demand that a party make an appearance before the court, and may require that the party stop conducting an action that affects the matter at hand in the meantime. See also: Subpoena, Cease and desist.
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Election Commission of Pakistan, Secretary Election Commission, DRO/DC Mardan are respondents in the writ petition filed by advisor to CM and a MPA of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, the rulling party in the province.
Fie pursued a writ stopping his release from the Air Force which the CAAF granted.
This Writ will decrease the levels of all the trainers in the Battle Chateau.
10) The Fourth Circuit rejected this argument, holding that "since [it] lack[ed] appellate jurisdiction over the courts of the State of North Carolina, [it] also lack[ed] jurisdiction to issue the requested writ of mandamus.
GODFATHER Murphy KNOCK, KNOCK Willie Frazer leaves writ at Murphy's farm on the border yesterday
But the writ says he suffered worsening breathlessness in the 1990s, mostly due to a smoking related disease and partly because of asbestosis and asbestos related pleural disease.
Marshall also said that the Judiciary Act of 1789 did permit the Supreme Court to issue writs of mandamus, as Marbury had argued.
Writs were yesterday served on five men in the Irish Republic by the families of the 29 dead, one a woman pregnant with twins, who are convinced the men were responsible for the Real IRA bombing in August 1998 that also left more than 300 injured.
The serving of writs is the first stage in a fight by the families to bring the suspected bombers to justice through civil action.
WRIT owns a diversified portfolio of 71 properties totaling approximately 9 million square feet of commercial space and 2,540 residential units, and land held for development.
A petition for writ of certiorari is generally used to review 1) quasi-judicial orders of county, municipal, or state agencies that cannot be appealed to the district courts of appeal under the Administrative Procedure Act; 2) orders of circuit courts acting in their appellate capacity; and 3) nonfinal orders of lower tribunals that are not subject to interlocutory appeal under Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.
The Council's Chief Executive Colin Moore received the writ for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, regarded as a county in electoral terms, in his role as Acting Returning Officer.