prerogative writs

prerogative writs
Writs issued in cases of public right and those affecting the sovereignty of the state, its franchises and prerogatives, or the liberties of its people. State ex rel. Goodwin v Nelson County, 1 ND 88, 45 NW 33; Atty. Gen. v Railroad Co. 35 Wis 513. Writs under which extraordinary remedies are made available. See extraordinary remedies.

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