HyperDic: writ

English > 1 sense of the word writ:
NOUNcommunicationwrit, judicial writ(law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer
writ > pronunciation
Rhymesacquit ... wit: 187 rhymes with iht...
English > writ: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
Meaning(law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer.
Synonymjudicial writ
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
NarrowerassizeAn ancient writ issued by a court of assize to the sheriff for the recovery of property
attachmentA writ authorizing the seizure of property that may be needed for the payment of a judgment in a judicial proceeding
certiorari, writ of certiorariA common ... / common law writ issued by a superior court to one of inferior jurisdiction demanding the record of a particular case
court orderA writ issued by a court of law requiring a person to do something or to refrain from doing something
fieri faciasA writ ordering a levy on the belongings of a debtor to satisfy the debt
habeas corpus, writ of habeas corpusA writ ordering a prisoner to be brought before a judge
mandamus, writ of mandamusAn extraordinary writ commanding an official to perform a ministerial act that the law recognizes as an absolute duty and not a matter for the official's discretion
scire faciasA judicial writ based on some record and requiring the party against whom it is brought to show cause why the record should not be enforced or annulled / annulled
sequestrationA writ that authorizes the seizure of property
subpoena, subpoena ad testificandumA writ issued by court authority to compel the attendance of a witness at a judicial proceeding
subpoena duces tecumA writ issued by a court at the request of one of the parties to a suit
summons, processA writ issued by authority of law
venire faciasA judicial writ ordering a sheriff to summon people for jury duty
warrantA writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts
writ of detinueA writ ordering the release of goods that have been unlawfully detained
writ of electionA writ ordering the holding of an election
writ of errorA judicial writ from an appellate court ordering the court of record to produce the records of trial
writ of prohibitionA judicial writ from a higher court ordering a lower court not to exercise jurisdiction in a particular case
writ of rightA writ ordering that land be restored to its rightful owner
Broaderlegal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument(law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
Spanishdisposición, mandato, orden, requisitoria
Catalandisposició, manament, mandat, ordre, prescrit, requisitòria

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