Writ – this is an official court document (legal order or command), which commands the addressee to whom it is addressed, to perform a legal action, or to abstain from doing a concrete legal action. That “person” is usually a defendant (for whom the writ is the first notice of formal legal action against them. The writ would warn the defendant to answer in 30 days term the issues detailed in the claim per the provisions of the Civil Law, or else judgment may be made against them in their absence.

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