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writ1 British & World English

A form of written command in the name of a court or other legal authority to act, or abstain from acting, in a particular way

writ2 British & World English

archaic past participle of write.

writ English Thesaurus

they were served with a High Court writ

one's writ in writ1 British & World English

One’s power to enforce compliance or submission; one’s authority

writ large British & World English

Clear and obvious

writ of execution British & World English

A judicial order that a judgement be enforced

writ of summons British & World English

(In England and Wales) a writ by which an action is started in the High Court


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