writ

  • 1.

    A written court order directing a person to take, or refrain from taking, a certain act.

    United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 1
    See also habeas corpus
  • 2.

    An order issued by a court requiring the performance of a specified act, or providing authority to have it done. Examples include writs of attachment, execution, and habeas corpus.

    Oregon Secretary of State Archives Division 2
  • 3.

    "Writ" means a writ of garnishment. [2001 c.249 §1; 2003 c.85 §2; 2003 c.576 §47; 2005 c.542 §62]

    Oregon Legislature 3
    See also garnishee, garnishor

1United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Commonly Used Terms - U.S. Courts, http://­www.ca9.uscourts.gov/­content/­view.php?pk_id=0000000237 (last accessed May 28, 2009).

2Oregon Secretary of State Archives Division, Oregon Historical County Records Guide: Glossary of Terms, http://­www.sos.state.or.us/­archives/­county/­cpglossary.html (last accessed May 27, 2009).

3Or. Rev. Stat. § 18.600 (2007).