writ noun

ADJ. High Court, Supreme Court, etc. | legal | libel, personal injury, etc.

VERB + WRIT apply for, obtain Creditors could obtain a writ for the arrest of their debtors. | file, issue, serve A writ was filed in the High Court. The solicitor came to serve a writ on him. | be served with, receive He has been served with a High Court writ.

PREP. in a/the ~ 22 defendants are named in the writ. | ~ against The businessmen have issued a writ against the authority for damages. | ~ for a writ for damages/libel | ~ of (technical) a writ of execution/summons