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English noun: writ

1. writ (communication) (law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer

Synonymsjudicial writ

Broader (hypernym)instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document

Narrower (hyponym)assize, attachment, certiorari, court order, fieri facias, habeas corpus, mandamus, process, scire facias, sequestration, subpoena, subpoena ad testificandum, subpoena duces tecum, summons, venire facias, warrant, writ of certiorari, writ of detinue, writ of election, writ of error, writ of habeas corpus, writ of mandamus, writ of prohibition, writ of right

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

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