Definition of in writing in English:

in writing


  • In written form, especially as proof of an agreement or grievance.

    ‘he asked them to put their complaints in writing’
    • ‘If you make an agreement with someone, get it in writing, or you could regret it later.’
    • ‘It is a good idea to provide the information in writing to the proprietor.’
    • ‘I have been considering Michael Wood's legal view, which he kindly gave in writing.’
    • ‘Despite dozens of calls and letters, she was unable to get the bank to confirm the valuation in writing.’
    • ‘Whatever the case, two Borders clubs later apologised to the player in writing.’
    • ‘No date has been given for his ruling, but it will follow final submissions in writing from both sides.’
    • ‘If you are renting a flat, make sure you meet the landlord and agree on a fixed rent in writing.’
    • ‘There would be no difficulty if such an agreement were made expressly and in writing.’
    • ‘This Trade Contract may not be varied except by an agreement in writing signed by the parties.’
    • ‘If you are not happy with the outcome of the claim, complain again in writing.’