habeas corpus

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ha·be·as corpus

 (hā′bē-əs)
n.
1. A writ that a person may seek from a court to obtain immediate release from an unlawful confinement, as when the confinement has occurred through a means that violated the person's constitutional rights.
2. The right of a person to obtain such a writ.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin habeās corpus, produce the body (from the opening words of the writ) : Latin habeās, second person sing. present subjunctive of habēre, to have + Latin corpus, body.]

habeas corpus

(ˈheɪbɪəs ˈkɔːpəs)
n
(Law) law a writ ordering a person to be brought before a court or judge, esp so that the court may ascertain whether his detention is lawful
[C15: from the opening of the Latin writ, literally: you may have the body]

ha•be•as cor•pus

(ˈheɪ bi əs ˈkɔr pəs)
n. Law.
1. a writ requiring a person to be brought before a judge or court, esp. to determine whether the person has been detained or imprisoned legally.
2. the right to obtain such a writ as a protection against illegal detention or imprisonment.
[1350–1400; < Latin: literally, have the body (first words of writ)]

habeas corpus

A writ requiring a person to be brought before a court so that it can be decided whether or not the person’s detention is lawful.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.habeas corpus - a writ ordering a prisoner to be brought before a judge
judicial writ, writ - (law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
2.habeas corpus - the civil right to obtain a writ of habeas corpus as protection against illegal imprisonment
civil right - right or rights belonging to a person by reason of citizenship including especially the fundamental freedoms and privileges guaranteed by the 13th and 14th amendments and subsequent acts of Congress including the right to legal and social and economic equality
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
Translations

habeas corpus

[ˈheɪbɪəsˈkɔːpəs] N (Jur) → hábeas corpus m

habeas corpus

n (Jur) → Habeaskorpusakte f; to file a writ of habeas corpuseinen Vorführungsbefehl erteilen; the lawyer applied for a writ of habeas corpusder Rechtsanwalt verlangte, dass sein Klient einem Untersuchungsrichter vorgeführt wurde

habeas corpus

[ˈheɪbɪəs ˈkɔːpəs] n (Law) → habeas corpus m inv