writ·​ten ˈri-tᵊn How to pronounce written (audio)
: made or done in writing
a written contract/agreement
Applications for property and liability insurance may be either oral or written.Robert I. Mehr

Examples of written in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most immediately, we were granted access - by written invitation! Sue Halpern, The New Yorker, 19 Aug. 2023 Her report — compiling interviews with more than 30 CIM students, faculty and staff, and other written and video evidence provided by both parties — was reviewed by acting Title IX coordinator Dean Southern, CIM’s dean and vice president of academic and student affairs. Hannah Edgar, Chicago Tribune, 10 Aug. 2023 The executor has always had to sign a written oath in front of a notary or the judge. Virginia Hammerle, Dallas News, 30 July 2023 The hearing concluded Friday, with the judge in the case expected to issue a written ruling in the coming weeks and then schedule formal sentencing after that. Gina Kaufman, Detroit Free Press, 18 Aug. 2023 In a written response, Fore said MWRD has been committed since the groundbreaking of the reservoir to ensure that the smell is reduced each year. Hank Sanders, Chicago Tribune, 8 Aug. 2023 Students apply in March with a written application, and a select number are invited to do in-person interviews. Ellie Wolfe, BostonGlobe.com, 28 July 2023 Read more Mangrum is a Democratic judge who is likely to issue a written ruling in the coming weeks. USA TODAY, 20 July 2023 Oakland County Circuit Judge Kwame Rowe is expected to issue a written ruling shortly after the hearing and will schedule formal sentencing after that. Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, 1 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of written was in the 14th century

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“Written.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/written. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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