(one's) writ runs(redirected from his writ ran)
(one's) writ runs
One has authority, control, or dominance (in or over something). The minister's writ still runs in this part of the country, so he has been seen as the political spokesperson for this issue. The government is struggling to ensure its writ runs in the destabilized region.
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your writ runsyou have authority of a specified extent or kind.
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