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Writ meaning

writ - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Write, for writeth.
  2. 2. imp. & amp; p. p. of Write.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. of Write
  5. 5. imp. & p. p. of Write.
  6. 6. That which is written; writing; scripture; - applied especially to the Scriptures, or the books of the Old and New testaments; as, sacred writ.
  7. 7. Holy Writ, the Scriptures.
  8. 8. Legal instrument or process.

writ - examples of usage

  1. His words, generously preserved by a Confederate colonel who accompanied his Excellency, deserve to be writ in gold on the National Annals. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. Half a dozen times before he reached the Lee ranch the ranger saw this signature of identity writ large on smooth rocks shining in the sun. - "Brand Blotters", William MacLeod Raine.
  3. The lesser Barons were called up to the House by writ, which did not confer an hereditary title. - "An History of Birmingham (1783)", William Hutton.
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