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writ
used in King Lear

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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 dare pawn down my life for him that he hath writ this to feel my affection to your honour, and to no other pretence of danger.
    1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 — A Hall in the Earl of Gloster's Castle (47% in)
  • What he hath utter'd I have writ my sister: If she sustain him and his hundred knights, When I have show'd th' unfitness,— [Re-enter Oswald.
    1.4 — Act 1 Scene 4 — A Hall in Albany's Palace (95% in)
  • What, have you writ that letter to my sister?
    1.4 — Act 1 Scene 4 — A Hall in Albany's Palace (96% in)
  • Thus out of season, threading dark-ey'd night: Occasions, noble Gloster, of some poise, Wherein we must have use of your advice:— Our father he hath writ, so hath our sister, Of differences, which I best thought it fit To answer from our home; the several messengers From hence attend despatch.
    2.1 — Act 2 Scene 1 — A court within the Castle of the Earl of Gloster (95% in)
  • Quickly send,— Be brief in it,—to the castle; for my writ Is on the life of Lear and on Cordelia:— Nay, send in time.
    5.2 — Act 5 Scene 2 — A field between the two Camps (75% in)

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