writ of right

noun phrase

: a common law writ for restoring to its owner property held by another
: a writ granted as a matter of right

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of writ of right was in the 15th century

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“Writ of right.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/writ%20of%20right. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Legal Definition

writ of right

see writ

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