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English definition of “writ”

writ

noun [C]     /rɪt/
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.
(Definition of writ noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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