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" A writ of mandamus is, in general, a command issuing in the king's name from the court of king's bench, and directed to any person, corporation, or inferior court of judicature, within the king's dominions; requiring them to do some particular thing therein... "
Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of Florida - Page 202
by Florida. Supreme Court - 1914
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Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases, Volume 5

Law - 1904 - 980 pages
...the name of the state or sovereign, directed to some Inferior court, officer, corporation, or person, requiring them to do some particular thing therein specified which appertains to their office or duty. Placard v. State, 47 NE 623, 148 Ind. 305. A writ of mandamus le a command Issuing from a...
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The Constitutional Decisions of John Marshall, Volume 1

John Marshall - Political Science - 1905 - 518 pages
...and directed to any person, corporation, or inferior courtof judicature within the king's dominions, requiring them to do some particular thing therein...appertains to their office and duty, and which the court of king's bench has previously determined, or at least supposes, to be consonant to right and justice."...
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Local and Central Government: A Comparative Study of England, France ...

Percy Ashley - Administrative law - 1906 - 420 pages
...and directed to any person, corporation, or inferior court of judicature within the King's dominions, requiring them to do some particular thing therein...specified, which appertains to their office and duty." The writ is granted on the application only of some person or persons having a special right to call...
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Selected Cases on the Law of Officers Including Extraordinary Legal Remedies

Frank J. Goodnow - Administrative law - 1906 - 740 pages
...writ, but considered a writ of right; and is directed to some person, corporation or inferior court, requiring them to do some particular thing, therein specified, which appertains to their office or duty, and which is supposed to be consonant to right and justice, and where there is no other adequate...
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Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York, Volume 129, Issue 3

New York (State). Legislature. Assembly - New York (State) - 1906 - 1602 pages
...the name of the state or sovereign, directed to some inferior court, officer, corporation or person, requiring them to do some particular thing therein specified which appertains to their office or duty. ( Am. & Eng. Enc. of Law, 2d ed., vol. 19, 716.) And it will lie whenever a party has a clear...
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The New York Supplement, Volume 96

Law reports, digests, etc - 1906 - 1236 pages
...the name of the state or sovereign, directed to some inferior court, officer, corporation, or person, requiring them to do some particular thing therein specified which appertains to their office or duty. Am. & Eng. Enc. of Law (2d Ed.) vol. 19, 716. And it will lie whenever a party has a clear...
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Mozley and Whiteley's Law Dictionary

Herbert Newman Mozley, George Crispe Whiteley, Frederick George Neave - Law - 1908 - 392 pages
...1. The prerogative writ of mandamus. This is, in its form, a command issuing in the king's name, and directed to any person, corporation, or inferior court...judicature, requiring them to do some particular thing which appertains to their office and duty. In its application, it may be considered as confined to...
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The Justice of the Peace for Ireland: A Treatise on the Powers and Duties of ...

R. M. Hennessy - Justices of the peace - 1910 - 1040 pages
...XIII. MANDAMUS. MANDAMUS is a command issuing in the King's name out of the King's Bench Division, directed to any person, corporation, or inferior Court...therein specified which appertains to their office or duty. It is a high prerogative writ of a most extensively remedial nature, and issues in all cases...
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Cases on Administrative Law: Selected from Decisions of English and American ...

Ernst Freund - Administrative law - 1911 - 726 pages
...writ, but considered a writ of right;6 and is directed to some person, corporation or inferior court, requiring them to do some particular thing, therein specified, which appertains to their office or duty, and which is supposed to be consonant to right and justice, and where 'there is no other adequate...
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Reports of Cases Heard and Determined in the Appellate Division ..., Volume 144

New York (State). Supreme Court. Appellate Division - Law reports, digests, etc - 1911 - 1098 pages
...the name of the State or sovereign, directed to some inferior court, officer, corporation, or person, requiring them to do some particular thing therein specified, which appertains to their office or duty." (19 Am. & Eng. Ency. of Law [2d ed.]. 71fi.) Obviously the duty of the court to "require...
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