§ 52-485 Writ of mandamus
§ 52-486 Mandamus. Return. Judgment for costs
§ 52-487 Enforcement of corporation laws
§ 52-488 Mandamus against corporation to repair highway
§ 52-489 Issue of writ of ne exeat
§ 52-490 Issuance of writ of prohibition
§ 52-491 Complaint in the nature of quo warranto
§ 52-492 Quo warranto; costs to prevailing party; bond
§ 52-493 Order in the nature of prerogative writs
§ 52-494 Notice of rules and writs

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 918

  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.