What’s The Difference Between Writs, Orders, & Motions?
A “writ” is a written court order which commands someone to do something or to refrain from doing something. A “writ” (or “judicial writ”) is distinguishable from an “order” in that writs are generally only used to grant extraordinary relief. An order could be passed in any matter. It can be said that all writs are orders, but all orders cannot be writs.
Motions, however, can be either an oral or written application requesting a court to make a specified ruling or order; motions are generally applied by either the plaintiff (or their legal representative) or defendant (or the representative).
This chapter is organized by Writs then types of writs & related terms, then Orders & related terms, & then types of Motions. To know what types of Writs & Orders a Judge or Jury is Authorized to be able to implement is essential for the purpose of knowing how to make the most effective motions as possible.
: Quora: “Is there any difference between order and writ?”, Simran Singh, Taxation Lawyer: www.quora.com/Is-there-any-difference-between-order-and-writ