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Definition of writ:

  1. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Write, for writeth.
  2. An instrument in writing, under seal, in an epistolary form, issued from the proper authority, commanding the performance or nonperformance of some act by the person to whom it is directed; as, a writ of entry, of error, of execution, of injunction, of mandamus, of return, of summons, and the like.
  3. imp. & p. p. of Write.
  4. of Write
  5. That which is written; writing; scripture; - applied especially to the Scriptures, or the books of the Old and New testaments; as, sacred writ.

Synonyms:

judicial writ.

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