writ of right


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n writ of right a writ ordering that land be restored to its rightful owner
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Writ of right (Law) a writ which lay to recover lands in fee simple, unjustly withheld from the true owner.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Writ of right an action to establish the title to real property
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In literature:

I did not ask his Lordship how the writ of right went on.
"Sybil or the Two Nations" by Benjamin Disraeli
The writ of right against Lord de Mowbray proved successful in the courts, and his lordship died of the blow.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol III" by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
He tuk out one of his cyards and writ sompin on it, and axed a lady to take it right in to de President.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume IV, Georgia Narratives, Part 1" by Work Projects Administration
The President constitutionally exercises the right of suspending the writ of habeas corpus.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. I. February, 1862, No. II." by Various
Why, I got so I could have writ poetry, if that had been my aim, right under a constant loadin' and onloadin' of that Plank.
"Samantha at the World's Fair" by Marietta Holley
In Hil., 29 Edward III., a writ of right was brought by the Bishop of Salisbury against the Earl of Salisbury for the Castle of Salisbury.
"The Customs of Old England" by F. J. Snell
The slave, this day a freeman by all writs and rights, ascended again to her apartment when the order of release had been received.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 77, March, 1864" by Various
The writ, in fact, asserts, as a great constitutional principle, the natural right of personal liberty.
"The Unconstitutionality of Slavery" by Lysander Spooner
The right to issue the writ depends on the common law, supplemented by an act of 1802.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 7" by Various
This writ issued of right, and could not be refused by the court.
"Baltimore and The Nineteenth of April, 1861" by George William Brown
The writ of habeas corpus has always been a matter of right.
"Constitutional History of England, Vol 1 of 3" by Henry Hallam
I am in favor of granting this writ, first, because I believe the petitioner has the right to demand it at our hands.
"Atrocious Judges" by John Campbell, Baron Campbell
The dates of the Privy Seal writs prove that the latter is right, and that Edward IV.
"The Paston Letters, Volume IV (of 6)"

In poetry:

If any words of mine,
Through right of life divine,
Remain, what matters it
Whose hand the message writ?
"An Autograph" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The right to a life of my own,--
Not merely a casual bit
Of somebody else's life, flung out
That, taking hold of it,
I may stand as a cipher does after a numeral writ.
"My Right" by Susan Coolidge

In science:

We have corrected by writting (a − b) instead of (b − a) in the right side of this lemma.
New inequalities of Ostrowski's type for s-convex functions in the second sense with applications