That which is written; writing; scripture; -- applied
especially to the Scriptures, or the books of the Old and New
testaments; as, sacred writ.
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.