writ of election

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n writ of election a writ ordering the holding of an election
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Usage

In literature:

But, when three years had elapsed after the dissolution of the Parliament which sate at Oxford, no writs were issued for an election.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
They have, indeed, received the usual writ of election; but that writ, alas!
"The Works of Samuel Johnson, Vol. 6" by Samuel Johnson
The House of Commons was elected in the usual way, but without a king's writ.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
They have, indeed, received the usual writ of election; but that writ, alas!
"Obiter Dicta Second Series" by Augustine Birrell
No new writ was issued for the election of a member by the County of York.
"The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1" by John Charles Dent
The Parliament was dissolved and writs for an election, returnable on the 11th of April, issued.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
The dissolution of the assembly was immediately proclaimed, and writs were issued for the election of their successors.
"The Cavaliers of Virginia" by William A. Caruthers
Executive authority thereof shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies.
"The Journal of the Debates in the Convention which framed the Constitution of the United States, Volume II (of 2)" by James Madison
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