Meaning of “writ” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “writ” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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writnoun [ C ]

us /rɪt/ law

a legal document from a court of law which orders someone to do something or not to do something

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writnoun [ C ]

uk /rɪt/ us

LAW a legal document from a court which orders someone to do something or to not do something:

issue/serve a writ The company served a writ on the newspaper for publishing false accusations.
be served with a writ The author has been served with a writ which he will be contesting.

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