Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) (law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer

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Synonyms of Writ

judicial writ

Origin of the word Writ

  1. O.E. writ "something written, piece of writing," from the past participle stem of writan (see write). Used of legal documents or instruments since at least 1121. more

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