extraordinary relief – exceeds what is typically or customarily granted but is warranted by the unique or extreme circumstances of a situation

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extraordinary relief:
(18c)

1. Judicial relief that exceeds what is typically or
customarily granted but is warranted by the unique or extreme circumstances of a situation.  The types of extraordinary relief most frequently sought are injunctions and extraordinary writs, especially mandamus See INJUNCTION; MANDAMUS; PROHIBITION (2). [1]

Related Terms:

extraordinary writs – issued by a court exercising unusual or discretionary power; used for providing extraordinary remedies. — aka (historically) prerogative writs.

writ of mandamus – issued to compel performance of a particular act by a lower court or a governmental officer or body, usually to correct a prior action or failure to act.

writ of habeas corpus – command that a prisoner (or detainee or probatee) be brought before the court to challenge the legality of their custody and demand their release. — aka great writ.

References:

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations Third Edition by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

[3]:  Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition
by Jack Ballantine 
(James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.

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