(one's) writ runs

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(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.
See also: run, writ

your writ runs

you have authority of a specified extent or kind.
See also: run, writ
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State Department official Alice Wells whose writ runs in South and Central Asian Affairs told the Asia-Pacific Sub Committee of the Congressional Foreign Affairs Committee Thursday, September 7 that the United States and Sri Lanka are working together to institute "a credible mechanism to investigate and prosecute alleged war crimes".
While Parrikar explained the nuances of OROP in the coordination meeting, he is believed to have put the blame on finance minister Jaitley for the delay in front of Bhagwat, whose writ runs large in the BJP.
a joint statement said, the BJP is a junior partner but ironically it is the Hindutva party whose writ runs in occupied Kashmir.
The government's writ runs spasmodically here and there; gangsters thrive in no-go areas and at the first chance the Muslim Brotherhood government will be turfed out.
It swims into public consciousness mainly at times when train operating company performance is being checked, but its writ runs much wider.
Their writ runs in social affairs and even the government and lawmakers don't dare to intervene, even if their actions are against the law and Constitution.
Whose divine writ runs where that of the Christian God does not run?
The government's writ runs only in Ataq, the capital of the province, and another district, Bayhan.
He said, 'The key to the future of Iraq is for there to be a settlement at the centre between Sunni, Shia and Kurd that they are going to make this country work, that they are going to form a compact together to disarm the militias, to make sure their writ runs through the country.
If you mean, by 'military victory,' an Iraqi government that can be established and whose writ runs across the whole country.
He's the only old-fashioned manager left, someone whose writ runs through the club, following the authoritarian instincts of a leader who has been outstanding at his job for thirty years.
Indeed, we should be asking why the Home Office writ runs in Scotland at all given they are clearly unable to discharge their responsibilities in line with public safety.
This includes backing Shia fundamentalists - especially in Southern Iraq where, in many places, their writ runs large - unchallenged by British-backed security forces.
Saudis Back US- Allawi Call For An Islamic MNF To Protect UN Personnel In Iraq, As Rebels' Writ Runs Large Across A Lethal Sunni Triangle; Zarqawi's Men Threaten To Kill Any Such MNF
In some areas where the hoods' writ runs nightly, you would probably find that a majority of people subscribe to the "slap it up 'em" school of thought.