In practice. The name of a writ issued by a superior court, directed to the judge and parties of a suit in an inferior court, commanding them to cease from the prosecution of the same, upon a suggestion that tlie cause originally, or some col- lateral matter arising therein, does not belong to that jurisdiction, but to the cognizance of some other court. 3 Bl. Comm. 112. The writ of prohibition is the counterpart of the writ of mandate. It arrests the pro- ceedings of any tribunal, corporation, board, or person, when such proceedings are without or in excess of the jurisdiction of such tribunal, corporation, board, or person. Code Civ. I'roc. Cal.
What is PROHIBITION?
Written and fact checked by The Law Dictionary