- n. Plural form of writ.
“-- Well, and does Louisa grow a fine girl, is she likely to have her mother's complexion, and does Tom polish in French air -- Henry I mean -- and Kenney is not so fidgety, and YOU sit down sometimes for a quiet half-hour or so, and all is comfortable, no bills (that you call writs) nor anything else (that you are equally sure to miscall) to annoy you?”
“Something of form, which was usual in writs, proclamations, or circular letters, issued by the king, v. 1.”
“Those petitions -- petitions, rather -- which are called writs of habeas corpus, date all the way back to the 13th century Magna Carta.”
“It is easy to understand what the objects of the writs are and for what ends they were designed.”
“A John Carlin was unlawfully appointed a constable to serve these writs, that is, make the arrests, and he raised a large body of men to help him; but behind all this, the real object was to drive the remaining”
“The writs are the first step in the repossession process, though many home owners come to an agreement with their bank.”
“Prisoners who appeal to federal judges with claims of wrongful conviction are rarely successful in their quests for relief, known as writs of habeas corpus, "the great writ" that is a hallmark of American justice.”
“The failure to file such appeals, called writs of habeas corpus, means death row inmates risk missing their last chance to submit new claims of innocence or evidence that could alter their conviction - or death sentence.”
“Vivid in the memory of the newly independent Americans," for example, "were those general warrants known as writs of assistance under which officers of the Crown had so bedeviled the colonists.”
“The first of these documents, known as writs de expensis, are known from 1258.”
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