Definition of 'writ'
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These are the challenger banks' problems writ large. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The writ says the deal hatched by cops and the corporation caused him'serious damage '. The Sun (2016)And that problem, writ large, is my only worry about the book. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's as if they've become holy writ and you are not allowed to challenge them. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I like to see the way plants move in autumn winds, the life of the season writ large on the garden. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The benefits of this were writ large at the Olympics in Rio last month when our impressively resilient and determined young women netted a gold in hockey. The Sun (2016)There is nowhere better to see geology writ large. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)The reasons for that were writ large yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The popular appeal to do all this is already writ large. The Sun (2013)The bishops are not named in the writ. The Sun (2016)The writ says he was critically ill. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Could not a formal writ be issued against him? CHRISTINA QUEEN OF SWEDEN: The Restless Life of a European Eccentric (2004)How do you serve a writ on a virus and how did all of this happen so suddenly? Times, Sunday Times (2011)He opened his mouth, fury and exasperation writ large. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They have European holy writ on their side. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Education is a kind of holy writ in Greece. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Where there was uncertainty about it, the court could issue the writ and require a return to be made. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He had left his camera at home and was using his mobile telephone to take family snapshots, the writ says. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Here evil is writ large. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It was the Theatre of Cruelty writ large. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The writ says: 'There was an obvious conflict of interests now between them. The Sun (2009)Her writ says disciplinary action against her is unlawful because she was'not at serious fault '. The Sun (2008)Her High Court writ says she is unable to work as a nurse or anywhere she is likely to come into contact with scissors. The Sun (2011)
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Translations for 'writ'
British English: writ NOUN
A writ is a legal document that orders a person to do a particular thing.
He issued a writ against one of his accusers.
Definition of writ from the Collins English Dictionary
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