Certiorari


Certiorari is a legal term in Roman, English, Philippine and American law referring to a type of writ seeking judicial review. Certiorari (“to be more fully informed”) is the present passive infinitive of Latin certiorare (“to show, prove, or ascertain”). A writ of certiorari currently means an order by a higher court directing a lower court, tribunal, or public authority to send the record in a given case for review.

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