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Definition of 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

I'm supportive of practical nationalism, like the kind we need in Canada to avoid being absorbed into a much larger country. The kind of nationalism I despise as destructive and infantile is really just tribalism writ large.
Steven Heighton

The Justices are currently considering a case, argued last month, which seeks to extend the writ of habeas corpus to al Qaeda and Taliban detainees at Guantanamo.
John Yoo

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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