answer to writ

See return to writ.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • writ of summons — writ′ of sum′mons n. lawg a writ requiring one to appear in court to answer a complaint • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • 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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  • writ — An order issued by a court. A writ of summons is an order by which an action in the High Court is started. It commands the defendant to appear before the court to answer the claim made in the writ by the plaintiff. It is used in actions in tort,… …   Accounting dictionary

  • writ — An order issued by a court. A writ of summons is an order by which an action in the High Court is started. It commands the defendant to appear before the court to answer the claim made in the writ by the plaintiff. It is used in actions in tort,… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • writ of summons — a writ issued by the clerk of the crown on behalf of the British monarch summoning a lord spiritual or a lord temporal to attend parliament * * * Law. a writ requiring one to appear in court to answer a complaint. [1835 45] …   Useful english dictionary

  • writ of summons — Law. a writ requiring one to appear in court to answer a complaint. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • Writ — 1) Sealed document, transmitting an order from the king or his courts. (Sayles, George O. The King s Parliament of England, 146) 2) A royal order to a definite person; a mandate commanding something to be done, usually by the sheriff of the… …   Medieval glossary

  • Cape (writ) — In old British law, a cape was a judicial writ concerning a plea of lands and tenements; so called, as most writs are, from the word which carried the chief intention of the writ.The writ was divided into cape magnum , or the grand cape , and… …   Wikipedia

  • return to writ — A response to a writ or process, as where a sheriff or other officer having the custody of a prisoner responds to it writ of habeas corpus by stating in form prescribed by statute the material facts respecting thc detention of the prisoner. 25 Am …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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