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Definition of Writ of error

Writ of error
Error Er"ror, n. [OF. error, errur, F. erreur, L. error, fr. errare to err. See Err.] 1. A wandering; a roving or irregular course. [Obs.] The rest of his journey, his error by sea. --B. Jonson. 2. A wandering or deviation from the right course or standard; irregularity; mistake; inaccuracy; something made wrong or left wrong; as, an error in writing or in printing; a clerical error. 3. A departing or deviation from the truth; falsity; false notion; wrong opinion; mistake; misapprehension. H? judgment was often in error, though his candor remained unimpaired. --Bancroft. 4. A moral offense; violation of duty; a sin or transgression; iniquity; fault. --Ps. xix. 12. 5. (Math.) The difference between the approximate result and the true result; -- used particularly in the rule of double position. 6. (Mensuration) (a) The difference between an observed value and the true value of a quantity. (b) The difference between the observed value of a quantity and that which is taken or computed to be the true value; -- sometimes called residual error. 7. (Law.) A mistake in the proceedings of a court of record in matters of law or of fact. 8. (Baseball) A fault of a player of the side in the field which results in failure to put out a player on the other side, or gives him an unearned base. Law of error, or Law of frequency of error (Mensuration), the law which expresses the relation between the magnitude of an error and the frequency with which that error will be committed in making a large number of careful measurements of a quantity. Probable error. (Mensuration) See under Probable. Writ of error (Law), an original writ, which lies after judgment in an action at law, in a court of record, to correct some alleged error in the proceedings, or in the judgment of the court. --Bouvier. Burrill. Syn: Mistake; fault; blunder; failure; fallacy; delusion; hallucination; sin. See Blunder.

Meaning of Writ of error from wikipedia

- Warrants, prerogative writs, and subpoenas are common types of writ, but many forms exist and have existed. In its earliest form, a writ was simply a written...
- s**** judicial review of a decision of a lower court or government agency. Certiorari comes from the name of an English prerogative writ, issued by a superior...
- courts eventually developed the writs of error and certiorari as routes to appellate relief, but both types of writs were severely limited in comparison...
- The writ of coram nobis (also known as writ of error coram nobis, writ of coram vobis, or writ of error coram vobis) is a legal order allowing a court...
- their behalf, may petition the court, or a judge, for a writ of habeas corpus. One reason for the writ to be sought by a person other than the prisoner is...
- rare. One such error was made when the barony of Wharton was conferred upon a claimant, believing that the barony had been created by writ of summons; however...
- or matter of account". The dictionary also defined a "Special allocatur" as the "special allowance of a writ (particularly a writ of error) which is required...
- with a court that has jurisdiction over the custodian, and if granted, a writ is issued directing the custodian to bring the confined person before the...
- here by writ of error . . . ." Section 22 of the Judiciary Act of 1789 had explicitly authorized appeals in removed cases. Over the dissent of Justices...
- abbreviated summary of the decisions. The Court ultimately decided the case on procedural grounds, holding that a writ of error (an appeal) must be issued...
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