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writ
used in Moby Dick

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

or more rarely:

archaic term for written or wrote
  • There's a sermon now, writ in high heaven, and the sun goes through it every year, and yet comes out of it all alive and hearty.
    Chapters 97-99 — The Lamp; Stowing Down & Clearing Up; Doubloon (76% in)
  • So that to this hunter's wondrous skill, the proverbial evanescence of a thing writ in water, a wake, is to all desired purposes well nigh as reliable as the steadfast land.
    Chapters 133-135 — The Chase—First Day; The Chase—Second Day; The Chase—Third Day (35% in)

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