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writ of habeas corpus a legal order calling for a detained person to be brought before a court, designed to insure against unlawful detention or imprisonment.
writ of mandamus a formal order sent from a higher court to a public official or lower court to carry out a specified action.
written past participle of write. [2 definitions]
wrong not true, factual, or correct. [13 definitions]
wrongdoer a person who does something bad, unfair, or illegal.
wrongdoing conduct that is bad, immoral, or illegal.
wrongful opposite what is right or fair; unjust. [2 definitions]
wrongheaded perversely and obstinately adhering to a wrong opinion or course of action. [2 definitions]
wrong number a telephone number incorrectly or mistakenly dialed. [2 definitions]
wrote past tense of write.
wroth in a rage; furious; wrathful.
wrought worked, done, put together, or shaped. [4 definitions]
wrought iron a highly malleable, comparatively pure iron, used in stair railings, garden furniture, and other strong, intricately shaped objects.
wrought-up agitated; excited.
wrung past tense and past participle of wring.
wry drily humorous or sardonic. [2 definitions]
wryneck an abnormal condition in which the neck is twisted and the head bent by spasmodic contraction of the neck muscles; torticollis. [3 definitions]
WSW abbreviation of "west-southwest."
wt. abbreviation of "weight."
Wunderkind wonder child (German) a child prodigy.
wurst sausage (often used in combination).