Writ Of Error Definition

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.
Webster's New World
An order from an appellate court to a lower one to deliver a case’s records for the purpose of reviewing them.
Webster's New World Law

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