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Meaning of "writ" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WRIT

Old English; related to Old Norse rit, Gothic writs stroke, Old High German riz (German Riss a tear).
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF WRIT

writ  [rɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WRIT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Writ is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WRIT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Writ

In common law, a writ is a formal written order issued by a body with administrative or judicial jurisdiction; in modern usage, this body is generally a court. Warrants, prerogative writs and subpoenas are common types of writs but there are many others.

Definition of writ in the English dictionary

The definition of writ in the dictionary is a document under seal, issued in the name of the Crown or a court, commanding the person to whom it is addressed to do or refrain from doing some specified act Official name: claim. Other definition of writ is a piece or body of writing.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WRIT

wristy
writ large
writ of attachment
writ of execution
writ of habeas corpus
writ of subpoena
writ of summons
writable
writative
write
write down
write in
write off
write out
write up
write-in
write-off
write-protect
write-protect notch
write-protected

WORDS THAT END LIKE WRIT

amrit
brit
culprit
esprit
fighting spirit
free spirit
frit
grit
holiday spirit
Holy Spirit
inherit
jeu d´esprit
merit
Nayarit
Sanskrit
spirit
sprit
team spirit
the Spirit
Tikrit

Synonyms and antonyms of writ in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WRIT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «writ» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of writ

Translation of «writ» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WRIT

Find out the translation of writ to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of writ from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «writ» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

传票
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mandato judicial
570 millions of speakers

English

writ
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रिट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أمر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

лист
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mandado judicial
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লেখন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

acte judiciaire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Writ
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

gerichtliche Verfügung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

令状
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

명령서
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Writ
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lịnh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நீதிப்பேராணை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रिट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ferman
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ordine
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nakaz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

лист
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

citație
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

διαταγή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lasbrief
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

writ
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

stevning
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of writ

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WRIT»

The term «writ» is quite widely used and occupies the 25.940 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WRIT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «writ» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «writ» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about writ

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WRIT»

Discover the use of writ in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to writ and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Holy Writ as Oral Lit: The Bible as Folklore
This book helps us resolve some of the mysteries and contradictions that evolved during the Bible's pre-written legacy and that persist in the Great Book today.
Alan Dundes, 2000
2
Mechanisms of Democracy : Institutional Design Writ Small: ...
In this book, Adrian Vermeule moves beyond these debates, changing the focus to institutional design writ small.
Adrian Vermeule Professor of Law Harvard Law School, 2007
3
Writ of Execution
Masterful storytelling ... gripping legal drama ... relentless suspense -- these are the hallmarks of Perri O'Shaughnessy's work.
Perri O'Shaughnessy, 2007
4
Straight Writ Queer: Non-Normative Expressions of ...
"This book examines literature previously viewed as "straight" in a search for alternative manifestations of desire and performance, relationships that contain an apparent disconnect between gender and desire.
Richard Fantina, 2006
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Habeas Corpus: Rethinking the Great Writ of Liberty
In this timely volume, Eric M. Freedman reexamines four of the Supreme Court’s most important habeas corpus rulings: one by Chief Justice John Marshall in 1807 concerning Aaron Burr’s conspiracy, two arising from the traumatic national ...
Eric M. Freedman, 2003
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Holy Writ: Interpretation in Law and Religion
This volume presents a discussion of interpretation in law and religion with the multidisciplinary group of authors discussing the textualist approach presented here by American Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, with reference to both ...
Professor Paul Cliteur, Dr Arie-Jan Kwak, 2013
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Unholy Writ
Exposing the true nature of Holy Writ was the main purpose for writing Unholy Writ. The modus operandi for this expose involved a thoroughgoing critical analysis of Scripture.
T. Joyner Drolsum, 2011
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A Treatise of the Writ of Habeas Corpus: Including ...
First edition of this comprehensive work discusses all aspects of the writ and its jurisdiction in English common law and United States federal and state courts.
William Smithers Church, 1886
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The Writ of Habeas Corpus: The Right to Have Your Day in Court
Describes the history behind the development of habeas corpus and explains how it is used today.
Phillip Margulies, 2005
10
The Landlord's Legal Guide in Texas
A landlord who wins an eviction suit gets a judgment for possession and a writ of possession. The writ of possession is the name for the legal document that authorizes the sheriff or constable to forcibly remove the tenant from the premises if ...
Traci Truly, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WRIT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term writ is used in the context of the following news items.
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Writ's end: Everybody please stop saying 'drop the writ'
It's election time in Canada. Or at least it's rumours-of-an-early-election-call time in Canada. And many, many people have been talking about writs being ... «iPolitics.ca, Jul 15»
2
SC dismisses writ plea by Wayanad medical college
The Supreme Court on Thursday held that though citizens have a right to establish institutions to impart medical and technical education, they enjoy no ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
3
Writ seeks Maya's legitimacy as lawmaker and minister
A writ petition has been filed requesting the High Court to issue a rule seeking an explanation regarding Relief and Disaster Management Minister Mofazzal ... «DhakaTribune, Jul 15»
4
Football club issues High Court writ against police force for 'illegal …
A Championship football club has issued a High Court writ against a police force for more than £500,000. Ipswich Town Football Club claims it has been the ... «Police Oracle, Jun 15»
5
SC junks Korean's petition for writ of amparo, orders raps vs Manila …
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court rejected a petition for a writ of amparo filed by a South Korean fugitive and at the same time ordered administrative ... «InterAksyon, Jun 15»
6
Haslam issues writ, setting up election to replace Haynes
Bill Haslam formally issued a writ of election Monday, clearing the way for a contest this year to replace Ryan Haynes in the state Legislature. The primary to ... «WBIR-TV, Jun 15»
7
In Wild West pre-writ period, parties, advocacy groups issue political …
Federal political parties and third-party interest groups are taking advantage of the unregulated pre-election writ period to spend untold millions on radio and ... «CityNews, May 15»
8
New York court issues habeas corpus writ for chimpanzees
A judge in New York has issued a writ of habeas corpus in a case brought by animal rights activists on behalf of two chimpanzees. The order means the ... «BBC News, Apr 15»
9
HCs can't interfere with civil courts' orders under writ jurisdiction: SC
NEW DELHI: Judicial orders of civil courts cannot be interfered with by the High Courts while exercising writ jurisdiction relating to their power to quash orders of ... «Economic Times, Mar 15»
10
Comelec issues writ of execution; orders Antique Gov. Javier to …
SAN JOSE, Antique -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has issued a writ of execution following its earlier ruling disqualifying Antique Gov. Exequiel B. «InterAksyon, Jan 15»

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