Writ
In common law, a writ is a formal written order issued by a body with administrative or judicial jurisdiction; in modern usage, this body is generally a court. Warrants, prerogative writs and subpoena...
Warrant
Warrant may refer to:
Trespass on the case
The Writs of Trespass and Trespass on the Case are the two catchall torts from English Common Law, the former involving trespass against person, the latter involving trespass against anything else whi...
Continuing Mandamus
Continuing Mandamus is a writ of Mandamus issued to a lower authority by the higher authority in general public interest asking the officer or the authority to perform its task expeditiously for an un...
Beau pleader
In English law, a beau pleader is a writ, whereby it is provided that no fine shall be taken of anyone in any court for fair pleading, i.e. for not pleading aptly, and to the purpose.
Arrestando ipsum qui pecuniam recepit
Arrestando ipsum qui pecuniam recepit (Latin, "For arresting one who received money") is a writ for the arrest of someone who received advanced payment to enlist in the army, and then fled.
De post disseisina
De post disseisina (Law Latin, "of past disseisin") is a historical writ "for recovery of land by a person who had previously recovered the land from a disseisor by a praecipe quod reddat [a different...
Estrepement
The writ of estrepement (/ɛˈstriːp.mənt/ e-STREEP-mənt), or de estrepamento (/ˌdiː.ɛˌstrɛpəˈmɛn.toʊ/ DEE-e-STREP-ə-MEN-toh), was a writ in common law countries that would be used to prevent estrepemen...
Mandamus
Mandamus is a judicial remedy in the form of an order from a superior court, to any government subordinate court, corporation, or public authority—to do (or forbear from doing) some specific act which...
Coram nobis
Coram nobis or coram vobis also known as error coram nobis or error coram vobis (from Latin quae coram nobis resident, or quae coram vobis resident, "which [things] remain in our presence", or "in you...
Writ of attaint
A writ of attaint is an obsolete writ in English law, issued to inquire whether a jury had given a false verdict in a trial. In criminal cases, the writ of attaint was issued at the suit of the Crown,...
Nightwalker statute
Nightwalker statutes were English statutes, in the era before modern policing, allowing or requiring night watchmen to arrest those found on the city streets and hold them until morning. As an exampl...
Arresto facto super bonis mercatorum alienigenorum
Arresto facto super bonis mercatorum alienigenorum (literally, "Stoppage made upon the goods of a foreign merchant"), in English law, was a writ against the Personal property of aliens found in the co...
Procedendo
In common-law jurisprudence, procedendo is one of the prerogative writs. It is a writ that sends a case from an appellate court to a lower court with an order to proceed to judgment. "The writ of proc...
Prerogative writ
A prerogative writ is a writ (official order) directing the behavior of another arm of government, such as an agency, official, or other court. It was originally available only to the Crown under Eng...
Habeas corpus
Habeas corpus is a recourse in law that may be applied before a court in cases where the unlawful detention or imprisonment of a person is suspected.A writ of habeas corpus, also known as the great wr...
Ne exeat republica
At common law, ne exeat (Latin "that he not depart") is an equitable writ restraining a person from leaving the jurisdiction of the court or the state. The Writ may be issued to ensure the compliance ...
Chartis reddendis
A chartis reddendis was an ancient writ, which lays against one who had charters of feoffment entrusted to his keeping, and who refused to deliver them to the owner.
No-knock warrant
In the United States, a no knock warrant is a warrant issued by a judge that allows law enforcement officers to enter a property without immediate prior notification of the residents, such as by knock...
Qui tam
In common law, a writ of qui tam is a writ whereby a private individual who assists a prosecution can receive all or part of any penalty imposed. Its name is an abbreviation of the Latin phrase qui ta...
Writ of prohibition
A writ of prohibition is a writ directing a subordinate to stop doing something the law prohibits. In practice, the Court directs the Clerk to issue the Writ, and directs the Sheriff to serve it on t...
Writ of execution
A writ of execution (also known as an execution) is a court order granted to put in force a judgment of possession obtained by a plaintiff from a court. When issuing a writ of execution, a court typic...
Advocatione decimarum
An advocatione decimarum is an ecclesiastical writ for reclaiming one quarter or more of the tithes that belong to any church.
Atturnato faciendo vel recipiendo
Atturnato faciendo vel recipiendo is an old writ which an individual owing suit to a county, hundred, or other court, and desiring to make an attorney appear for him there, whom he doubts the sheriff ...
Arrest warrant
An arrest warrant (also officially called warrant of arrest in the Philippines) is a warrant issued by a judge on behalf of the state, which authorizes the arrest and detention of an individual, or th...
Contributione facienda
In English law, 'contributione facienda' is a writ which lies where several persons are jointly bound to the same thing, and one or more of them refuse to contribute their share.For example, if tenant...