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drop the writ

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Don't worry about your life; what you shall eat, or drink, or the clothing for your body. [Matthew 6:31]
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Verb

Infinitive
to drop the writ

Third person singular
drops the writ

Simple past
dropped the writ

Past participle
-

Present participle
dropping the writ

to drop the writ (third-person singular simple present drops the writ, present participle dropping the writ, simple past and past participle dropped the writ)
  1. (Canada, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To call a federal or provincial election.
    • 2000, Allison Dunfield, "Chrétien calls election for Nov. 27," Globe and Mail (Toronto), 22 Oct.,
      Mr. Chrétien visited Governor-General Adrienne Clarkson and asked her to drop the writ, meaning that for the next 36 days, Canada will be hit with election fever.

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