Which is not a type of writ?

  • Mandamus
  • Habeas corpus
  • Magna Carta
  • Quo warranto
Monis Rasool Professor Asked on 6th April 2015 in General Knowledge.
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Answer: Magna Carta

Magna Carta is not a type of writ. “A charter of liberties to which the English barons forced King John to give his assent in June 1215 at Runnymeda.  A document constituting a fundamental guarantee of right and privileges”.

In common law, a writ is a formal written order issued by a body with administrative or judicial jurisdiction; in modern usage, this body is generally a court, using the power conferred by Article 32, the Supreme Court issues directions, orders or writs.

Legal Definition of Mandamus ” A writ which commands an individual, organization, administrative tribunal or court to perform a certain action, usually to correct a prior illegal action or a failure to act in the first place.

Habeas corpus “A writ requiring a person to be brought before a judge or court, especially for investigation of a restraint of the person’s liberty, used as a protection against illegal imprisonment.

Quo warranto “by what warrant?” A writ quo warranto is used to challenge a person’s right to hold a public or corporate office. A state may also use a quo warranto action to revoke a corporation’s charter.

Monis Rasool Professor Answered on 13th April 2015.
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