Origin of mandamusL, we command, 1st person; personal (grammar) plural , present tense indicative , of mandare: see mandate
- A writ issued by a court requiring a public official or entity to perform a duty associated with that office or entity.
- A legal proceeding seeking such a writ.
transitive verbman·da·mused, man·da·mus·ing, man·da·mus·es
Origin of mandamusLatin mandāmus we order (used in such a writ) first person pl. present tense of mandāre to order ; see man-2 in Indo-European roots.
mandamus - Legal Definition