Writ

(redirected from Writs)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

Writ

A court order commanding that a party perform an action. For example, a writ may demand that a party make an appearance before the court, and may require that the party stop conducting an action that affects the matter at hand in the meantime. See also: Subpoena, Cease and desist.
References in periodicals archive ?
The release also discloses that Madam Johnson said the issuance of the elections writs are in line with a mandate by the Board of Commissioners (BOC) of NEC, through its Chairperson to inform the magistrates that pursuant to the notification of letters received from the House of Representatives and the Liberian Senate, informing the Commission of the vacancies within the two Houses.
10, 2018, a customer service manager for the bank filed an unsworn written statement in Circuit Court responding to the writ of garnishment.
A writ of garnishment imposes a lien on all property in the hands of the bank that belongs to the judgment debtor at the time of service until the return date of the writ.
the law of the case doctrine as it applies to supervisory writs. (59) In
the fourth circuit for supervisory writs. (78) While the application was
The All Writs Act, (4) gives federal appellate courts the ability to grant relief "in aid of their jurisdiction." (5) The Act does not confer an independent jurisdictional basis; rather, it provides a mechanism of review to assist a court in the exercise of its lawful jurisdiction.
The All Writs Act asserts, "all courts established by Act of Congress may issue all writs necessary or appropriate in aid of their respective jurisdictions and agreeable to the usages and principles of law." (13) To avoid the logic problem in such a definition (i.e.
205, 221 & n.35 (1952) (stating issuance of writs ad prosequendum "finds ample precedent in the common law"); Ridgeway, 558 F.2d at 361-62 ("The writ of habeas corpus ad prosequendum is one of the oldest writs available to the judiciary."); cf.
(a) Writs of habeas corpus may be granted by the Supreme Court, any justice thereof, the district courts and any circuit judge within their respective jurisdictions.
They can take advantage of the numerous Writs available in the game to increase their prize money, trainers and the opponents' Pokemon levels.
Pokemon X and Y"Battle Chateau players can send out a Silver Writ of Invitation or a Gold Writ of Invitation as they level up.
The starting point for federal special writ practice is the All Writs Act (5) (AWA).