A writ issued by a higher court to compel a lower tribunal or government officer to perform mandatory or purely ministerial duties correctly.
A court’s written order, commanding the person it is addressed to, to do or refrain from doing some specified act.
Payment to an employee injured while working in the course and scope of his or her employment. Such payments are virtually automatic, but the injured worker may not sue the employer beyond what the workers’ compensation benefits provide unless it is shown the employer meant to cause the injury.
1. To give up voluntarily; to abandon, renounce or surrender a claim, privilege or right. 2. To not insist on, such as a strict rule or formality. E.g. By pleading guilty, the defendant waived his right to a jury trial.
To confirm by oath or affidavit; to swear to the truth of.