Writ

  • 1 writ — / rit/ n [Old English, something written] 1: a letter that was issued in the name of the English monarch from Anglo Saxon times to declare his grants, wishes, and commands 2: an order or mandatory process in writing issued in the name of the… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Writ — Writ, n. [AS. writ, gewrit. See {Write}.] [1913 Webster] 1. That which is written; writing; scripture; applied especially to the Scriptures, or the books of the Old and New testaments; as, sacred writ. Though in Holy Writ not named. Milton. [1913 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 writ — [rɪt] noun [countable, uncountable] LAW a document from a court that orders someone to do or not to do something: • A number of depositors issued a writ against the central bank, alleging that it had failed to exercise proper supervision. • an… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 writ — Form of written notice or command issued by a Court or other official. Can include writ of summons, writ of subpoena, writ of attachment, writ of habeas corpus, etc. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms… …

    Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • 5 writ — Ⅰ. writ [1] ► NOUN 1) a form of written command in the name of a court or other legal authority, directing a person to act or refrain from acting in a specified way. 2) (one s writ) one s power to enforce compliance or submission. ORIGIN Old… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 writ — writ1 [rit] vt., vi. archaic pt. & pp. of WRITE: now mainly in the phrase writ large, expressed, shown, or done on a larger scale or in a clearer or more emphatic way writ2 [rit] n. [ME < OE < writan: see WRITE] 1. Now Rare something… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Writ — Writ, obs. 3d pers. sing. pres. of {Write}, for writeth. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Writ — Writ, archaic imp. & p. p. of {Write}. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 Writ —   [rɪt, englisch] das, (s)/ s, ursprünglich ein schriftlicher Befehl des englischen Königs an einen Lehnsmann, heute im angelsächsischen Recht die mit dem Siegel eines Gerichts oder der Krone versehene, an eine Gerichts oder eine Privatperson… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 10 Writ — [ rit] der; [s], s <aus engl. writ »behördlicher Erlass«, verwandt mit altnord. rit u. got. writs> im alten engl. Recht jeder schriftliche Befehl des Königs an einen Lehnträger, dessen Nichtbeachtung als Felonie, d. h. als Treuebruch,… …

    Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • 11 writ — (n.) O.E. writ something written, piece of writing, from the past participle stem of writan (see WRITE (Cf. write)). Used of legal documents or instruments since at least 1121 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 12 Writ — (engl., spr. Rit), 1) die Schrift, bes. die Heilige Schrift (Holy od. Sacred W.); 2) der (in England im Namen des Königs, resp. der Königin, u. unter Siegel von irgend einem Gerichtshof, in einigen der Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika von… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 13 writ — [n] court order command, decree, document, habeas corpus, mandate, paper, prescript, process, replevin, subpoena, summons, warrant; concept 318 …

    New thesaurus

  • 14 writ|er — «RY tuhr», noun. 1. a person who writes or is able to write: »Was he the writer of that letter? 2. a person whose occupation is writing; author: »[He] goes on to discuss a variety of authors whom he believes pass Emerson s test of a writer… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 15 Writ — For other uses, see Writ (disambiguation). In common law, a writ is a formal written order issued by a body with administrative or judicial jurisdiction; in modern usage, this body is generally a court. Warrants, prerogative writs and subpoenas… …

    Wikipedia

  • 16 writ — A written judicial order to perform a specified act, or giving authority to have it done, as in a writ of mandamus or certiorari, or as in an original writ for instituting an action at common law. A written court order or a judicial process,… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 17 WRIT-FM — Infobox Radio Station name = WRIT airdate = frequency = 95.7 (MHz) city = Milwaukee, Wisconsin area = Milwaukee, Wisconsin format = Classic Hits, all Christmas music starting November owner = Clear Channel Communications erp = 34,000 watts haat …

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  • 18 writ — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ legal ▪ High Court (in the UK) ▪ libel, personal injury (both BrE) VERB + WRIT ▪ apply for …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 writ — writ1 [ rıt ] noun count LEGAL an official document that tells someone to do something or to stop doing something a. issue/serve a writ to give someone a writ: writ for: He was served with a writ for the return of the letters. writ against: She… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 writ — I UK [rɪt] / US noun [countable] Word forms writ : singular writ plural writs legal an official document that tells someone to do something or to stop doing something • issue/serve a writ to give someone a writ issue/serve a writ against: She… …

    English dictionary


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