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A writ of procedendo is a remedy used when there is a delay in rendering a judgment that amount to a neglect or refusal of justice. It is an order of a court to another court directing that court to render a judgment. It is issued by a higher curt to a lower court when the lower court has delayed judgment in a case. The writ does not specify what judgment the lower court must render, it merely orders the lower court to proceed to judgment. Refusal to comply with the writ may subject the lower court to a citation for contmept.