Certiorari Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Certiorari, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Certiorari?

(n) Certiorari is the order issued by an upper court based on a writ of certiorari to review the decision, order and finings made by the lower court when the upper court is of the opinion that the proceedings in the lower court contains irregularity or they are not proper.