In common law, a writ is a formal written order issued by a body with administrative or judicial jurisdiction; in modern usage, this body is generally a court. Warrants, prerogative writs and subpoenas are common types of writs but there are many others.

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Caillot V. Deetken
215 (1885), was a writ of error filed in the circuit court recorded March 16, 1882, and the transcript that was returned with it was filed in this Court November 28, 1884 ... Two full terms of the Court had passed between the filing of the writ of error in the circuit court and its return with the transcript into this Court ... can acquire no jurisdiction under a writ of error where the return to it is made by filing the transcript of the record here after the expiration of the term of this Court next ...
Bill Of Middlesex - Bill
... Prior to the introduction of bills, a writ would have to be issued, with different writs depending on the issue ... debt and detinue, the court would have to issue an individual writ for each action, with associated delays and costs for A, and then ensure that B appeared in court ... wished to sue B for trespass, debt and detinue, he would have a writ issued for trespass ...
Scire Facias
... In English law, a writ of scire facias (from the Latin meaning, literally "let them/him/us know") was a writ founded upon some judicial record directing the sheriff to make the ... In the United States, the writ has been abolished under federal law but may still be available in some state legal systems ...
Writ - Indian Law
... Under the Indian legal system, jurisdiction to issue 'prerogative writs' is given to the Supreme Court, and to the High Courts of Judicature of all Indian ... Parts of the law relating to writs are set forth in the Constitution of India ... Court, the highest in the country, may issue writs under Article 32 of the Constitution for enforcement of Fundamental Rights and under Articles 139 for enforcement of rights other than Fundamental ...
Amparo And Habeas Data In The Philippines - Recent Events
... rights lawyer Jose Manuel Diokno (Free Legal Assistance Group, FLAG) stated that the writ of amparo can be invoked by journalists in stories censorship by the ... Group issued a (a 47-question-and-answer format) primer on the writ of amparo ... mothers of 2 missing Philippine students filed the first petition for writ of amparo with the Supreme Court of the Philippines, to direct the military to let them search army offices for their ...

Famous quotes containing the word writ:

    If you have writ your annals true, ‘tis there
    That, like an eagle in a dove-cote, I
    Fluttered your Volscians in Corioles.
    Alone I did it.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    For there was never yet philosopher
    That could endure the toothache patiently,
    However they have writ the style of gods
    And made a push at chance and sufferance.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    The prison is the state writ small.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)