English version

writ

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law
writwrit1 /rɪt/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 SCLa document from a court that orders someone to do or not to do something 🔊 He issued a writ against the newspaper. 🔊 The company has been served with a writ for damages. → Holy Writ
Examples from the Corpus
writ• The Chairman of the Board immediately issued a writ for libel.• He was released temporarily under a writ of corpus, pending his forthcoming trial.• His firm unleashes its nuclear arsenal of threats and writs.• In fact the writ was then withdrawn.issued ... writ• He issued a writ claiming damages for wrongful dismissal.• The Chairman of the Board immediately issued a writ for libel.• The landlord issued a writ to recover the unpaid rent.• We then issued a writ and proceedings ensued.• It libelled the plaintiff who issued a writ against the editor.• On 15 July 1987, the Woolwich issued a writ to recover the capital sum and interest thereon.• Darlington Borough Council yesterday issued a writ for damages arising out of the £12m construction of the Dolphin Centre.
writwrit2 adjective 🔊 🔊 → writ largeFrom Longman Business Dictionarywritwrit /rɪt/ noun [countable, uncountable]LAW a document from a court that orders someone to do or not to do somethingA number of depositors issued a writ against the central bank, alleging that it had failed to exercise proper supervision.an action begun by writ
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