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writ
used in Henry IV, Part 2

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

or more rarely:

archaic term for written or wrote
  • I will sooner have a beard grow in the palm of my hand than he shall get one on his cheek; and yet he will not stick to say his face is a face-royal: God may finish it when he will, 'tis not a hair amiss yet: he may keep it still at a face-royal, for a barber shall never earn sixpence out of it; and yet he'll be crowing as if he had writ man ever since his father was a bachelor.
    1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 — London. A street (12% in)
  • And, princes all, believe me, I beseech you; My father is gone wild into his grave, For in his tomb lie my affections; And with his spirit sadly I survive, To mock the expectation of the world, To frustrate prophecies and to raze out Rotten opinion, who hath writ me down After my seeming.
    5.2 — Act 5 Scene 2 — Westminster. The palace (89% in)

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