writ of errorwrit of error
a writ directed to a lower court by an appellate court requiring the submission of the record of a legal action for review, in order to ascertain whether or not errors have been committed and so that the judgment may be upheld, reversed, or corrected
writ of error
nounpl. writs of error
A writ commissioning an appellate court to review the proceedings of another court and correct the judgment given if deemed necessary.
writ of error - Legal Definition
An order from an appellate court to a lower one to deliver a case’s records for the purpose of reviewing them.