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(hay-bee-us core-puss) n. Latin for "you have the body," it is a ...
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Latin, meaning "you have the body." A writ of habeas corpus generally is a judicial order forcing law enforcement authorities to produce a prisoner they are holding, and to justify the priso [..]
Source: uscourts.gov

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Latin for “you have the body”. A writ, issued by a court upon request, for a government authority to present to court a person it is detaining, and give justification as to why he/she should conti [..]
Source: democracy.org.au

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writ requiring a person to be brought before a court, mid-15c., Latin, literally "(you should) have the person," in phrase habeas corpus ad subjiciendum "produce or have the person to b [..]
Source: etymonline.com

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"You have the body." - the name given a variety of writs whose object is to bring a person before a court or judge - in most common usage, it is directed to the official or person de [..]
Source: nycourts.gov

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(hay-bee-us kor-pus) Latin for "you have the body." A prisoner files a petition for writ of habeas corpus in order to challenge the authority of the prison or jail warden to continue to hold [..]
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In Latin habeas corpus means: "[We command] that you have the body." The writ of habeas corpus is a legal action that can be taken when a person is detained or imprisoned indefinitely by the [..]
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The right of someone in prison to come to a court of law so that the court can decide whether they should stay in prison.
Source: lexicon.ft.com

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From the Latin, “that you have the body,” the term is short for habeas corpus ad subjiciendum, which means “that you have the body to submit to,” and long for “habeas,” as in “the defend [..]
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[Medieval Latin, literally, you should have the body (the opening words of the writ)] : any of several writs originating at common law that are issued to bring a party before the court ;esp : habeas . [..]
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Habeas corpus is a Latin term meaning "you have the body". It is a writ (court order) which directs the law enforcement officials who have custody of a prisoner to appear in court with the p [..]
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You must have the body", i.e. You must justify an imprisonment
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The “Habeas Corpus Act” was passed in the reign of Charles II., and defined a provision of similar character in Magna Charta, to which also it added certain details. The Act provides [..]
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A writ used as a means to bring a person before the court to determine whether he/she is being detained unlawfully.
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action filed to challenge the legality of an individual’s incarceration.
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A legal act (writ) that commands the detainment official to produce the body of the prisoner before a court or a judge. It is often used as a legal strategy to gain release from unlawful or inhumane d [..]
Source: immigration.procon.org

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Latin, meaning "you have the body." A writ of habeas corpus generally is a judicial order forcing law enforcement authorities to produce a prisoner they are holding, and to justify the priso [..]
Source: oregonlaws.org

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Latin phrase meaning "you have the body"; A civil proceeding used to review the legality of a prisoner's confinement in criminal cases. Habeas corpus actions are commonly used as a means of reviewing state or federal criminal convictions. The petitioner alleges the convictions violated state or federal constitutional rights. State ha [..]
Source: utcourts.gov

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A writ that is often used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. A prisoner wanting to argue that there is not sufficient cause to be imprisoned would file a writ of habeas corpus. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
Source: justice.gov

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  A writ requesting a trial or the release of a prisoner.
Source: criminalbackgroundrecords.com

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A court order requiring authorities to release a prisoner because the court has found that the prisoner is being illegally detained.
Source: michellehenry.fr

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Latin, meaning “you have the body.” A writ of habeas corpus is an order by a judge forcing the authorities to produce a prisoner they are holding, and to justify the prisoner’s continued confine [..]
Source: breakdown.myajc.com

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A legal action by which detainees can challenge the lawfulness of their imprisonment. A “writ of habeas corpus” can be employed procedurally in federal district courts to challenge the constitutionality of a state court conviction, but does not function to determine the prisoner’s guilt or innocence.
Source: victimlaw.org

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Latin, ‘have you the body’. Habeas corpus
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a writ issued by a judge ordering the release of a person who is being detained or imprisoned unlawfully.
Source: courts.ns.ca

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A procedure for obtaining a judicial determination of the legality of an individuals custody.
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A writ requesting a trial or the release of a prisoner.
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(hay-bee-us core-puss) n. Latin for "you have the body," it is a writ (court order) which directs the law enforcement officials (prison administrators, police) who have custody of a prisoner [..]
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See Writ of Habeas Corpus.
Source: nycdefense.com

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A writ used as a means to bring a person before the court to determine whether he/she is being detained unlawfully.
Source: manateeclerk.com

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Latin, meaning "you have the body." A writ of habeas corpus generally is a judicial order forcing law enforcement authorities to produce a prisoner they are holding, and to justify the priso [..]
Source: docmckee.com

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A latin phrase meaning 'produce the body'.
Source: lawmentor.co.uk

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Habeas Corpus is an act of parliament in 1679 during the reign of king John which basically prevented anyone from unlawful incarceration or punishment without trial. It was part of the Magna Carta that put restrictions on King John’s rule and made sure that the king was not over the law.
Sai Kanu - 29 October 2020

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(legal) A writ to bring a person before a court or a judge, most frequently used to ensure that a person's imprisonment, detention, or commitment is legal.
Source: en.wiktionary.org

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