writ Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"writ" in British English

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writnoun

uk   us   /rɪt/

writ noun (DOCUMENT)

[C] specialized law a ​legaldocument from a ​lawcourt that ​tells you that you will be ​involved in a ​legalprocess and ​explains what you must do: There have been at least seven writs issued against him for late ​payment of ​bills. She has served a writ forlibel on the ​newspaper (= she has ​delivered it to them ​officially).

writ noun (AUTHORITY)

[U] formal the ​authority to ​rule or make ​laws: holy writ

writverb

uk   us   /rɪt/ old use
past participle of write
(Definition of writ from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"writ" in American English

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writnoun [C]

 us   /rɪt/ law
a ​legaldocument from a ​court of ​law which ​orders someone to do something or not to do something
(Definition of writ from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"writ" in Business English

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writnoun [C]

uk   us   /rɪt/
LAW a ​legaldocument from a ​court which ​orders someone to do something or to not do something: issue/serve a writ The ​companyserved a writ on the ​newspaper for ​publishingfalse accusations.be served with a writ The ​author has been ​served with a writ which he will be contesting.
(Definition of writ from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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