mandamus

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin mandāmus (we command).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mandamus (plural mandamuses)

  1. (law) A common law prerogative writ that compels a court or government officer to perform mandatory or purely ministerial duties correctly.

Verb[edit]

mandamus (third-person singular simple present mandamuses, present participle mandamusing, simple past and past participle mandamused)

  1. (transitive) To serve a writ of this kind upon.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

mandāmus

  1. first-person plural present active indicative of mandō