writs


writs
rɪt n. legal order; written document writ (write) rɪt v. make letters or symbols on a surface with a sharp tool; inscribe

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Writs — Ein writ (lateinisch: breve) war im Mittelalter in England das Schreiben eines geistlichen oder weltlichen Fürsten, durch das dem Adressaten eine bestimmte Nachricht überbracht wurde. In der englischen Rechtsgeschichte war dies ein Befehl des… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • writs — [akin to Eng write] : stroke …   Gothic dictionary with etymologies

  • writs — plural of writ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Writs, return of — Writs usually were executed by a *sheriff. However, in a *franchise or *manor having return of writs , the sheriff could not act. Rather a precept was sent to the *bailiff, who would execute the writ and then inform the sheriff. The sheriff, in… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • prerogative writs — Writs issued in cases of public right and those affecting the sovereignty of the state, its franchises and prerogatives, or the liberties of its people. State ex rel. Goodwin v Nelson County, 1 ND 88, 45 NW 33; Atty. Gen. v Railroad Co. 35 Wis… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • concurrent writs — Writs issued for the same purpose to be used or served in different places or in respect to different persons …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • judicial writs — Writs which were issued in an action subsequently to the issuance of the original writ or summons, and which issued under the private seal of the court and not under the great seal of England. They were not tested in the king s name, but in the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • judicial writs — In English practice, the capias and all other writs subsequent to the original writ not issuing out of chancery, but from the court to which the original was returnable. Being grounded on what had passed in that court in consequence of the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Vicontiel writs — Vicontiel Vi*con ti*el, a. [From OE. vicounte a viscount. See {Viscount}.] (O. Eng. Law) Of or pertaining to the viscount or sheriff of a country. [1913 Webster] {Vicontiel rents}. See {Vicontiels}. {Vicontiel writs}, such writs as were triable… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assignation of writs — transfer of the deeds. As a matter of statutory implication in Scottish conveyancing, the person obtaining land under a disposition or original grant is assigned the writs, the purpose being to fortify his ex facie valid title if challenged, a… …   Law dictionary


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