In appellate cases, the document by which the court of appeals formally notifies the district court of its decision and by which jurisdiction for any necessary additional proceedings is conferred upon the district court.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
1) Any mandatory order or requirement under statute, regulation, or by a public agency. 2) An order from an appeallate court to a lower court (usually the original trial court in the case) directing the lower court to enforce a court order or to comply with the appeallate court's ruling. (See also: mandamus
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