Definition of writ noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

writ

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NAmE//rɪt//
 
writ (for something) (against somebody)
 
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a legal document from a court telling someone to do or not to do something The company has been served with a writ for breach of contract. We fully intend to issue a writ against the newspaper. see also Holy Writ
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