Bylaw vs Writ - What's the difference?
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Bylaw is a related term of writ.
As nouns the difference between bylaw and writ
is that bylaw
is a local custom or law of a settlement or district while writ
is (legal) a written order, issued by a court, ordering someone to do (or stop doing) something.
As a verb writ is
* byrlaw (obsolete)
* by-law, bye-law, byelaw
A local custom or law of a settlement or district.
A rule made by a local authority to regulate its own affairs.
A law or rule governing the internal affairs of an organization (e.g., corporation or business).
* bylaw officer
(legal) A written order, issued by a court, ordering someone to do (or stop doing) something.
authority, power to enforce compliance
(obsolete) that which is written; writing
- We can't let them take advantage of the fact that there are so many areas of the world where no one's writ runs.
- Then to his hands that writ he did betake, / Which he disclosing read, thus as the paper spake.
- Babylon, so much spoken of in Holy Writ
* drop the writ
* Holy Writ
* writ of habeas corpus
* Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
* (Omar Khayyam) (in translation)
- The moving finger writes, and having writ , not all your piety or wit can lure it back to cancel half a line
* The form writ'' survives in standard dialects only in the phrase ''writ large , though it remains common in some dialects (e.g. Scouse).