ETYM Italian and Late Lat. breve, from Latin brevis short. Related to Brief.
A diacritical mark (u-curved) placed over a vowel to indicate a short sound.
Mark over letter to indicate a short vowel sound.
Sinonimi: judicial writ
ETYM AS. writ, gewrit. Related to Write.
A legal document issued by a court or judicial officer; SYN. judicial writ.
In law, a document issued by a court requiring performance of certain actions.
Examples include a writ of habeas corpus, a writ of certiorari by which the US Supreme Court calls up cases from inferior courts for review, or writ of attachment of property in civil litigation.