Definition of Writ

Writ means: imp. & p. p. of Write.

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Writ means: imp. & p. p. of Write.

Meaning of Writ

Writ means: imp. & p. p. of Write.

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Praecipe (n.): A paper containing the particulars of a writ, lodged in the office out of which the writ is to be issued.

Supersedeas (n.): A writ of command to suspend the powers of an officer in certain cases, or to stay proceedings under another writ.

Writ (n.): That which is written; writing; scripture; -- applied especially to the Scriptures, or the books of the Old and New testaments; as, sacred writ.

Mainprise (n.): A writ directed to the sheriff, commanding him to take sureties, called mainpernors, for the prisoner's appearance, and to let him go at large. This writ is now obsolete.

Alias (n.): A second or further writ which is issued after a first writ has expired without effect.

Withernam (n.): A second or reciprocal distress of other goods in lieu of goods which were taken by a first distress and have been eloigned; a taking by way of reprisal; -- chiefly used in the expression capias in withernam, which is the name of a writ used in connection with the action of replevin (sometimes called a writ of reprisal), which issues to a defendant in replevin when he has obtained judgment for a return of the chattels replevied, and fails to obtain them on the writ of return.

Capias (n.): A writ or process commanding the officer to take the body of the person named in it, that is, to arrest him; -- also called writ of capias.

Subpoena (v. t.): To serve with a writ of subpoena; to command attendance in court by a legal writ, under a penalty in case of disobedience.

Injunction (n.): A writ or process, granted by a court of equity, and, insome cases, under statutes, by a court of law,whereby a party is required to do or to refrain from doing certain acts, according to the exigency of the writ.

Formedon (n.): A writ of right for a tenant in tail in case of a discontinuance of the estate tail. This writ has been abolished.

Writ (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.

Extend (v. t.): To value, as lands taken by a writ of extent in satisfaction of a debt; to assign by writ of extent.

Ne exeat (): A writ to restrain a person from leaving the country, or the jurisdiction of the court. The writ was originally applicable to purposes of state, but is now an ordinary process of courts of equity, resorted to for the purpose of obtaining bail, or security to abide a decree.

Attach (v. t.): To take by legal authority: (a) To arrest by writ, and bring before a court, as to answer for a debt, or a contempt; -- applied to a taking of the person by a civil process; being now rarely used for the arrest of a criminal. (b) To seize or take (goods or real estate) by virtue of a writ or precept to hold the same to satisfy a judgment which may be rendered in the suit. See Attachment, 4.

Inhibition (n.): A writ from a higher court forbidding an inferior judge from further proceedings in a cause before; esp., a writ issuing from a higher ecclesiastical court to an inferior one, on appeal.

Writ (Archaic imp. & p. p.): of Write

Recto (n.): A writ of right.

Writ (): imp. & p. p. of Write.

Mise (n.): The issue in a writ of right.

Detainder (n.): A writ. See Detinue.

Exigent (n.): The name of a writ in proceedings before outlawry.

Livery (n.): The writ by which possession is obtained.

Extendible (a.): Liable to be taken by a writ of extent.

Tales (syntactically sing.): The writ by which such persons are summoned.

Praemunire (n.): The writ grounded on that offense.

Amendment (n.): Correction of an error in a writ or process.

Replevin (n.): The writ by which goods and chattels are replevied.

Mittimus (n.): A writ for removing records from one court to another.

Assize (n.): A kind of writ or real action.

Levari facias (): A writ of execution at common law.

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Meaning of Praecipe

Praecipe means: A paper containing the particulars of a writ, lodged in the office out of which the writ is to be issued.

Meaning of Supersedeas

Supersedeas means: A writ of command to suspend the powers of an officer in certain cases, or to stay proceedings under another writ.

Meaning of Writ

Writ means: That which is written; writing; scripture; -- applied especially to the Scriptures, or the books of the Old and New testaments; as, sacred writ.

Meaning of Mainprise

Mainprise means: A writ directed to the sheriff, commanding him to take sureties, called mainpernors, for the prisoner's appearance, and to let him go at large. This writ is now obsolete.

Meaning of Alias

Alias means: A second or further writ which is issued after a first writ has expired without effect.

Meaning of Withernam

Withernam means: A second or reciprocal distress of other goods in lieu of goods which were taken by a first distress and have been eloigned; a taking by way of reprisal; -- chiefly used in the expression capias in withernam, which is the name of a writ used in connection with the action of replevin (sometimes called a writ of reprisal), which issues to a defendant in replevin when he has obtained judgment for a return of the chattels replevied, and fails to obtain them on the writ of return.

Meaning of Capias

Capias means: A writ or process commanding the officer to take the body of the person named in it, that is, to arrest him; -- also called writ of capias.

Meaning of Subpoena

Subpoena means: To serve with a writ of subpoena; to command attendance in court by a legal writ, under a penalty in case of disobedience.

Meaning of Injunction

Injunction means: A writ or process, granted by a court of equity, and, insome cases, under statutes, by a court of law,whereby a party is required to do or to refrain from doing certain acts, according to the exigency of the writ.

Meaning of Formedon

Formedon means: A writ of right for a tenant in tail in case of a discontinuance of the estate tail. This writ has been abolished.

Meaning of Writ

Writ means: 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.

Meaning of Extend

Extend means: To value, as lands taken by a writ of extent in satisfaction of a debt; to assign by writ of extent.

Meaning of Ne exeat

Ne exeat means: A writ to restrain a person from leaving the country, or the jurisdiction of the court. The writ was originally applicable to purposes of state, but is now an ordinary process of courts of equity, resorted to for the purpose of obtaining bail, or security to abide a decree.

Meaning of Attach

Attach means: To take by legal authority: (a) To arrest by writ, and bring before a court, as to answer for a debt, or a contempt; -- applied to a taking of the person by a civil process; being now rarely used for the arrest of a criminal. (b) To seize or take (goods or real estate) by virtue of a writ or precept to hold the same to satisfy a judgment which may be rendered in the suit. See Attachment, 4.

Meaning of Inhibition

Inhibition means: A writ from a higher court forbidding an inferior judge from further proceedings in a cause before; esp., a writ issuing from a higher ecclesiastical court to an inferior one, on appeal.

Dictionary words and meanings

Meaning of Approximate

Approximate means: To draw; to approach.

Meaning of Blackstrap

Blackstrap means: A mixture of spirituous liquor (usually rum) and molasses.

Meaning of Chapelry

Chapelry means: The territorial district legally assigned to a chapel.

Meaning of Enrich

Enrich means: To make rich with any kind of wealth; to render opulent; to increase the possessions of; as, to enrich the understanding with knowledge.

Meaning of Present

Present means: Anything presented or given; a gift; a donative; as, a Christmas present.

Slang words and meanings

Meaning of WICK

WICK means: Wick is British slang for the penis.

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drongo means: stupid person; fool ‘That guy’s a real drongo’

Meaning of Lagger

Lagger means: Sailor

Meaning of ricky

ricky means: A stupid person; a jerk; a loser. Harry Batten was thrown out of the game for getting in a rhubarb with the umpire behind homeplate.

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