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A written order from a court instructing a person or business to do or not to do something.


 

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
writ (noun)
1.
something - written writing Sacred Writ
2.
a) a formal written document , specifically a legal instrument in epistolary form issued under seal in the name of the English monarch
b) an order or mandatory process in issued in the name of the sovereign or of a court or judicial officer commanding the person to whom it is directed to perform or refrain from performing an act specified therein - writing writ of detinue writ of entry writ of execution
c) the power and authority of the issuer of such a written order - usually used with run outside the United States where … our writ does not run Dean Acheson
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