Certiorari

One of the foundation prerogative writs by which the record of the proceedings under attack was submitted to the court so that the court "could be made more certain" that the decision was not infected by reviewable error. If the record was tainted, the court then ordered the quashing of it.

An administrative law remedy ordering an inferior court or tribunal to "deliver up" a case record (evidence, submissions and decision) for review by a superior court, and if appropriate, to set aside the lower decision.