"writ" Definition

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

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Position in dictionary: 110830 of 111710 words.
Word Type: obs., , n., n., Archaic imp. & p. p.,
Words that start with "writ": 14
Words that end with "writ": 2
Words that contain "writ": 31
Next words in dictionary: writability, writable, writative, write, writer, writership, writhe, writhed, writhen, writhing
Previous words in dictionary: wristlet, wrister, wristband, wrist, wrinkly, wrinkling, wrinkled, wrinkle, wringstaves, wringstaff

English Dictionary Definition of writ

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