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Important Vocabulary (•)

As you read the background summary of the Marbury case, look for the important vocabulary words that are italicized.  When you come to one of those terms, look at this page for its definition.  Then, check to see if you understand the definition by either sketching a picture of what you think it means, or by putting it in your own words.  Feel free to add terms from the reading that you would like to practice.

  • sued (to sue)
    Definition: To seek a remedy for a grievance or complaint in court
    How would you express this in your own words or in a drawing?
  • appointed (to appoint)
    Definition: To select to fill an office or position
    How would you express this in your own words or in a drawing?
  • writ
    Definition: A written order issued by a court, commanding a person to perform or stop performing a specific act
    How would you express this in your own words or in a drawing?

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