PROHIBITION, 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 the
cause originally, or some collateral matter arising therein, does not belong
to that jurisdiction, but to the cognizance of some other court. 3 Bl. Com.
112; Com. Dig. h.t.; Bac. Ab. h.t. Saund. Index, h.t.; Vin. Ab. h.t.; 2
Sell. Pr. 308; Ayliffe's Parerg. 434; 2 Hen. Bl.
2. The writ of prohibition may also be issued when, having
jurisdiction, the court has attempted to proceed by rules differing from
those which ought to be observed; Bull. N. P. 219; or when, by the exercise
of its jurisdiction, the inferior court would defeat a legal right. 2 Chit.
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