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.
The general term for a written order issued by the court or clerk and directed to a named person requiring the performance of a specified act.
An instrument in writing under seal in the name of the state, issued out of a court of justice at the commencement of or during a legal proceeding.
A document issued in the name of the Queen which commands a person to do something or to refrain from doing something. Used to commence an action in the Supreme Court and in other cases eg: a writ of execution for property to be soldâ€¢ Civil Courts
Formal written command or order issued by the court requiring performance of a specified act.
An order issued by a court requiring the performance of a specified act, or providing authority to have it done. Examples include writs of attachment, execution, and habeas corpus.
(law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer
a document commanding an electoral
a document or an order from a higher court that directs a lower court or a government official to take some kind of action
a document used to begin an action
a document which is in the form of a command in the name of the sovereign, State, court etc
an order from the court that gives the County Sheriff permission to physically remove the tenant and all of the tenant's possessions and place them onto the street
an order of the Court, issued by the Clerk, commanding the Sheriff to execute an order against the party referenced
A document issued by a judge that commands or prohibits a specified act.
royal letter conveying orders and information in a summary form.
An order in writing in the name of the state, issuing from a court, addressed to a sheriff or other officer of the law, or directly to the person whose action the court desires to command, either as the commencement of a suit or other proceeding or as incidental to its progress, and requiring the performance of a specified act, or giving authority and commission to have it done.
A judicial order directing a person to do something.
Judicial order requiring the named person or business to act or not act on something.
Broadly, a court order requiring the performance of some act or giving authority to have the act done.
A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
A written order of a court.
a document from royal authority bestowing privilege or issuing a command
A written order by a court demanding an action or restricting an action.
A formal legal document issued by a court ordering or prohibiting the performance of some action. There are at least a hundred deferent kinds of writs each covering a different action or subject. In most writs an officer of the court, such as the sheriff, is directed to serve the writ or carry out its directions.
A court order that says certain actions must be taken.
A writ, command or formal order issued by a court directing or enjoining the person or persons to whom it is addressed to do or refrain from doing some act specified therein. Also, the originating document commencing certain kinds of legal proceedings.
Sealed document, transmitting an order from the king or his courts. (Sayles, George O. The King's Parliament of England, 146) A royal order to a definite person; a mandate commanding something to be done, usually by the sheriff of the county wherein an injury is committed or is supposed to be, requiring him to command the wrongdoer or party accused, either to do justice to the complainant or else to appear in court and answer the accusation against him. (Hogue, Arthur R. Origins of the Common Law, 258) Related terms: Writ of Course
A process of the Court under which property may be seized and sold.
A written court order, or a judicial process.
A written court order directing a person to perform or refrain from performing a specific act.
An official court document, signed by a judge or bearing an official court seal, which commands the person to whom it is addressed, to do something specific. That "person" is typically either a sheriff (who may be instructed to seize property, for example) or a defendant (for whom the writ is the first notice of formal legal action). In this case, the writ would command the person to answer the charges laid out in the suit, or else judgment may be made against them in their absence.
A writ is a judge's written requesting a specific action from the individual receiving the writ.
A written command or precept issued by a court, e.g. one requiring the attendance of a defendant in a civil or criminal action; an order to a person commanding him to do or refrain from doing some particular act therein specified.
The document needed to commence an action in the High Court - 75% of writs issued are for debt recovery actions. Legal representation is required.
"a written judicial order to perform a specified act or giving authority to have it done".
A formal document written by a judge or official requiring specific action.
Court order requiring a person or business to react in a specific manner.
A judicial order to an officer of the law, such as a judge or a sheriff, to perform or have performed a specified act.
In law, a writ is a formal written order issued by a body with administrative or judicial jurisdiction. In modern usage, this public body is normally a court. Warrants, prerogative writs, and subpoenas are types of writs, but there are many others.