Peremptory Writ of Mandate Law and Legal Definition

Peremptory Writ of Mandate is an order issued by a court to its subordinate court, person, corporation or government officials compelling them to perform an act which the law determines as an official duty required by law. Writs are either alternative or peremptory. An alternative writ, orders the governmental agency, court or officials to obey the order or show cause in court as to why that act has not been performed. Peremptory writs does the same except that the body concerned is not given any chance of to show cause before the court and have to follow the commands as per the writ.