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

or more rarely:

archaic term for written or wrote
  • Her attorney filed for a writ of habeas corpus.
writ = an order issued by a court or judicial officer
  • She had a writ of habeas corpus, but the right was temporarily suspended in the troubled country.
  • writ = an order issued by a court
  • The story of Steve Jobs is the Silicon Valley creation story writ large.
  • writ = written
  • I am sent to find those persons whose names are here writ,
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • writ = written
  • Writ in my cousin's hand,
    William Shakespeare  --  Much Ado About Nothing
  • writ = written
  • "I must admit, Lewis, that it is highly unlikely that the judge will issue a writ for the blacks," Baldwin said.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • writ = an order issued by a court or judicial officer
  • Why, she hath not writ to me?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • writ = archaic term for written or wrote
  • I'll clap a writ on you!
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • writ = an order issued by a court or judicial officer
  • —O, give me thy hand, One writ with me in sour misfortune's book!
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • writ = written
  • Or, if his mind be writ, give me his letter.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • writ = written
  • So many guests invite as here are writ.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • writ = written
  •   This night you shall behold him at our feast;
      Read o'er the volume of young Paris' face,
      And find delight writ there with beauty's pen;
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • writ = written
  • ...and can never find what names the writing person hath here writ.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • writ = written
  •   Then gave I her, so tutored by my art,
      A sleeping potion; which so took effect
      As I intended, for it wrought on her
      The form of death: meantime I writ to Romeo
      That he should hither come as this dire night,
      To help to take her from her borrow'd grave,
      Being the time the potion's force should cease.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • writ = wrote
  • The law, based upon the Bible, and the Bible, writ by Almighty God, forbid the practice of witchcraft, and describe death as the penalty thereof.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • Erased and writ-ten over.
    Ted Dekker  --  White: The Great Pursuit
  • Together, his two books were called the Hive-Queen and the Hegemon, and they were holy writ.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • Look at that shirt—every last inch of it kivered over with secret African writ'n done with blood!
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • When vacancies happen in the Representation from any State, the Executive Authority thereof shall issue Writs of Election to fill such Vacancies.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • ] CORV: And credit nothing the false spirit hath writ: It cannot be, but he's possest grave fathers.
    Ben Jonson  --  Volpone

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