Habeas corpus

Definition of Habeas corpus

Ha´be`as cor´pus   Pronunciation: hā´bė`ăs kôr´pŭs
1.(Law) A writ having for its object to bring a party before a court or judge; especially, one to inquire into the cause of a person's imprisonment or detention by another, with the view to protect the right to personal liberty; also, one to bring a prisoner into court to testify in a pending trial.

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judicial writ, jurisprudence, law, writ, writ of habeas corpus
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