What does writ mean?

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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

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Writ

    rit, obsolete pa.t. and pa.p. of write.

  2. Writ

    rit, n. a writing: (law) a written document by which one is summoned or required to do something: a formal document, any writing.—Holy Writ, the Scriptures.—Serve a writ on, to deliver a summons to.

Suggested Resources

  1. WRIT

    What does WRIT stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the WRIT acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of writ in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of writ in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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