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Definition of Writ

Writ

  1. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Write, for writeth.
  2. imp. & p. p. of Write.
  3. That which is written; writing; scripture; -- applied especially to the Scriptures, or the books of the Old and New testaments; as, sacred writ.
  4. 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.
  5. of Write

Writ Quotations

External nature is only internal nature writ large.
Swami Vivekananda

Here lies one whose name was writ in water.
John Keats

Every one with this writ may be a tyrant; if this commission be legal, a tyrant in a legal manner, also, may control, imprison, or murder any one within the realm.
James Otis

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.
Edward Fitzgerald

Public behavior is merely private character writ large.
Stephen Covey
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Writ Translations

writ in Dutch is aanschrijving, schriftelijk bevel
writ in Italian is documento
writ in Spanish is escrito, escritura
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