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Meaning of writ of right

writ' of right'

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  1. 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. a common-law writ to restore land to its rightful owner or tenants.
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