writ of right

noun phrase

Definition of writ of right

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

First Known Use of writ of right

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 20 Oct. 2021.

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writ of right

Legal Definition of writ of right

— see writ


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