Definitions for writrɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a sealed document, issued in the name of a court, government, sovereign, etc., directing an officer or official to do or refrain from doing some specified act. (in early English law) any formal document in letter form, under seal, and in the sovereign's name.

    Category: Law

  2. something written; a writing:

    sacred writ.

Origin of writ:

bef. 900; ME, OE, c. OHG riz stroke, ON rit writing, Go writs serif; akin to write


  1. Ref: a pt. and pp. of write

* Archaic..

Princeton's WordNet

  1. writ, judicial writ(noun)

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


  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


  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.


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