The expression "writ large" doesn't seems as outdated as the entry indicates. I just found it in a today BBC article. 06:32, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

The entry is talking about "writ" as an independent verb. Set phrases often contain fossilized obsolete words- how many people who say "hoist on his own petard" even know what a petard is/was? Chuck Entz (talk) 08:33, 13 October 2012 (UTC)
Return to "writ" page.