writ (n.)
written authority, formal order, warrant
2H6 V.iii.26[York to all, of the King] Let us pursue him ere the writs go forth
Cym III.viii.1[First Senator to all] This is the tenor of the emperor's writ
H8 III.ii.341[Suffolk to Wolsey] such a writ be sued against you
KL V.iii.243[Edmund to Albany] my writ / Is on the life of Lear and on Cordelia

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