issue a writ

issue a writ
index charge (accuse), subpoena

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • issue a writ — issue/serve/a writ phrase to give someone a writ issue/serve/a writ against: She issued a writ against the newspaper. issue/serve/a writ for …   Useful english dictionary

  • Issue — Is sue ([i^]sh [ u]), v. t. 1. To send out; to put into circulation; as, to issue notes from a bank. [1913 Webster] 2. To deliver for use; as, to issue provisions. [1913 Webster] 3. To send out officially; to deliver by authority; as, to issue an …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • writ of inquiry — A writ for the assessment of damages by the sheriff and a jury. Our courts possess the same power to assess damages as a jury in England upon a writ of inquiry, issued to the sheriff for that purpose. There, in these cases, the court must issue a …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • issue — / ɪʃu:/ noun an act of giving out new shares ■ verb to put out or to give out ● to issue a letter of credit ● to issue shares in a new company ● to issue a writ against someone ● The government issued a report on London’s traffic. ▪▪▪ ‘…the… …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • issue — / ɪʃu:/ noun the number of a newspaper or magazine ● We have an ad in the January issue of the magazine. ■ verb to put out or to give out ● to issue a letter of credit ● to issue shares in a new company ● to issue a writ against someone ● The… …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • writ — / rit/ n [Old English, something written] 1: a letter that was issued in the name of the English monarch from Anglo Saxon times to declare his grants, wishes, and commands 2: an order or mandatory process in writing issued in the name of the… …   Law dictionary

  • writ — [rɪt] noun [countable, uncountable] LAW a document from a court that orders someone to do or not to do something: • A number of depositors issued a writ against the central bank, alleging that it had failed to exercise proper supervision. • an… …   Financial and business terms

  • writ of restitution — a writ of restitution may issue after the reversal or setting aside of a judgment for possession or where the defendant wrongfully resumes possession of land after entry by the sheriff. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 …   Law dictionary

  • issue of execution — the sealing of a writ by an officer of the appropriate office (i.e. the district registry where the cause or matter is proceeding, the principal registry of the Family Division, the Admiralty Registry or the Central Office, as the case may be).… …   Law dictionary

  • Writ — For other uses, see Writ (disambiguation). In common law, a writ is a formal written order issued by a body with administrative or judicial jurisdiction; in modern usage, this body is generally a court. Warrants, prerogative writs and subpoenas… …   Wikipedia

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