Writ (Ro.: ordin emis de către o instanță sau autoritate administrativă, Gr.: ένταλμα, Cz.: soudní příkaz(See also: subpoena, summons, prerogative writ, warrant, order, notice) = a broad term describing a formal written document which orders someone to do or refrain from doing something, most often issued by a court (or an administrative body). 

The term is typically used in common law systems.

Most common types of writs are: warrants, subpoenas, summons and prerogative writs (extraordinary remedies).


Useful links


Writ of execution: - Civil Procedure Rules, UK, Writs of execution - Romanian Code of Civil Procedure, art. 622-726 [in Romanian]  - Ohio Revised Code, Execution against property

Practical Use

Writ of execution: - Writ of execution, Form, Quebec.,  - Information and clarifications on writs of execution, Ontario, CA. – Information on compulsory levy/foreclosure, Romania [in Romanian] – Getting a writ of execution, California – Writs system in Ontario – Writ of execution, Nevada - Writ of execution facts, Utah


By Irina Negruțiu