Writ

Definition of Writ

3d pers. s1.3d pers. sing. pres. of Write, for writeth.
imp. & p. 1.imp. & p. p. of Write.
n.1.
1.That which is written; writing; scripture; - applied especially to the Scriptures, or the books of the Old and New testaments; as, sacred writ.
Then to his hands that writ he did betake,
Which he disclosing read, thus as the paper spake.
- Spenser.
Babylon, so much spoken of in Holy Writ.
- Knolles.
2.(Law) 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.
Writ of account
etc. See under Account, Capias, etc.
Service of a writ
See under Service.

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