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writ
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition
law:  an order issued by a court or judicial officer

or more rarely:

archaic term for written or wrote
  • Nor have I so read or interpreted Holy Writ, as to understand that the disclosure of human thoughts and deeds, then to be made, is intended as a part of the retribution.
    Chapter 10 -- The Leech and his Patient (27% in)

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