(1) A general designation of any form of process issuing from anappellate court and intended to bring up for review the record or decision of the courtbelow. Burrell v. Burrell, 10 Mass. 222; Hopkins v. Benson, 21 Me. 401; West v. DeMoss, 50 La. Ann. 1349, 24 South. 325.(2) In code practice, a substitute for, or equivalent of, the writ of certiorari. California &O. Laud Co. v. Gowen (C. C.) 48 Fed. 775; Burnett v. Douglas County, 4 Or. 3S9; In reWinegard, 78 Hun, 58, 28 N. Y. Supp. 1039.