writ' of right'

1. Eng. Law.a writ directed to a person who presided over a feudal court, directing him to render justice between his vassals in a dispute as to ownership of land: usually led to a trial in a royal court if feudal ownership was involved.
2. Law.a common-law writ to restore land to its rightful owner or tenants.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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