writ of error
writ of error definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
a writ directed to a lower court by an appellate court requiring the submission of the record of a legal action for review, in order to ascertain whether or not errors have been committed and so that the judgment may be upheld, reversed, or corrected
writ of error definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. writs of errorThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A writ commissioning an appellate court to review the proceedings of another court and correct the judgment given if deemed necessary.
writ of error - Legal Definition
An order from an appellate court to a lower one to deliver a case’s records for the purpose of reviewing them.