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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 man·da·mus /mænˈdeməs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Man·da·mus n.  Law A writ issued by a superior court and directed to some inferior tribunal, or to some corporation or person exercising authority, commanding the performance of some specified duty.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : an extraordinary writ commanding an official to perform a
          ministerial act that the law recognizes as an absolute
          duty and not a matter for the official's discretion; used
          only when all other judicial remedies fail [syn: writ of