Mandamus Definition and Legal Meaning

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

What is Mandamus?

(n) Mandamus is the writ directing a government body, office, agency or authority to adhere to the requirements of the legal provisions which they are bound to follow. Eg. Non-declaring the election schedules when the present term is completed.