certiorari

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the present passive infinitive of Latin certiōrō (to make certain), from the words used at the beginning of these writs when they were written in Latin: certiorārī volumus ([we wish] to be made certain).

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Noun[edit]

certiorari (plural certioraris)

  1. (US, law) A grant of the right of an appeal to be heard by an appellate court where that court has discretion to choose which appeals it will hear.
  2. (Britain, law) A grant of review of a government action by a court with discretion to make such a review.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Form of the verb certiōrō.

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Verb[edit]

certiōrārī

  1. present passive infinitive of certiōrō