Definition of writ
- writ of detinue
- writ of entry
- writ of execution
- outside the United States where … our writ does not run
- —Dean Acheson
The judge issued a writ of habeas corpus.
He was served with a writ.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
law : a document from a court ordering someone to do something or not to do something
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