Definitions for writrɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. writ, judicial writ(noun)

    (law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer

Wiktionary

  1. writ(Noun)

    A written order, issued by a court, ordering someone to do (or stop doing) something.

  2. writ(Verb)

    (normally, u201Cwrittenu201D) and used in the phrase writ large

  3. Origin: writ-, whence also Old High German riz, Old Norse rit

Webster Dictionary

  1. Writ

    3d pers. sing. pres. of Write, for writeth

  2. Writ

    imp. & p. p. of Write

  3. Writ(noun)

    that which is written; writing; scripture; -- applied especially to the Scriptures, or the books of the Old and New testaments; as, sacred writ

  4. Writ(noun)

    an instrument in writing, under seal, in an epistolary form, issued from the proper authority, commanding the performance or nonperformance of some act by the person to whom it is directed; as, a writ of entry, of error, of execution, of injunction, of mandamus, of return, of summons, and the like

  5. Writ

    of Write

  6. Origin: [AS. writ, gewrit. See Write.]

Freebase

  1. Writ

    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 are common types of writs but there are many others.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Greg Peters:

    I haven't seen much change fundamentally to suggest that fixed income, writ large, is overvalued.

  2. William Shakespeare:

    And thus I clothe my naked villainy With old odd ends, stol'n forth of holy writ And seem a saint, when most I play the devil.

  3. Omar Khayym:

    The Moving Finger writes and, having writ, Moves on nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.

  4. Dorothy Parker:

    I'm never going to be famous. My name will never be writ large on the roster of Those Who Do Things. I don't do any thing. Not one single thing. I used to bite my nails, but I don't even do that any more.

  5. Nic Robertson:

    The army by its retreat yesterday, and the police by their retreat as well, have really shown that there are question marks over the government's ability to impose its writ in Kunduz, at least in the short term.

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