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used in Ulysses by James Joyce

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law:  an order issued by a court or judicial officer

or more rarely:

archaic term for written or wrote
  • Writ, I ween, 'twas not my wish In lean unlovely English.
    Episode 9 — Scylla And Charybdis (8% in)
  • He lays aside the lapboard whereon he drafts his bills of costs for the eyes of master Goff and master Shapland Tandy, filing consents and common searches and a writ of Duces Tecum.
    Episode 3 — Proteus (15% in)
  • —Then our friend's writ is not worth the paper it's printed on, Ben Dollard said.
    Episode 10 — Wandering Rocks (73% in)
  • —You can tell Barabbas from me, Ben Dollard said, that he can put that writ where Jacko put the nuts.
    Episode 10 — Wandering Rocks (73% in)
  • Playing cards, hobnobbing with flash toffs with a swank glass in their eye, adrinking fizz and he half smothered in writs and garnishee orders.
    Episode 12 — Cyclops (54% in)
  • And he showed them glistering coins of the tribute and goldsmith notes the worth of two pound nineteen shilling that he had, he said, for a song which he writ.
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (18% in)
  • He gave them then a much admirable hymen minim by those delicate poets Master John Fletcher and Master Francis Beaumont that is in their Maid's Tragedy that was writ for a like twining of lovers: To bed, to bed was the burden of it to be played with accompanable concent upon the virginals.
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (21% in)
  • —O that, Stephen expostulated, has been proved conclusively by several of the bestknown passages in Holy Writ, apart from circumstantial evidence.
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (40% in)

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