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n. Law
A warrant for arrest.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin capiās, from Latin, second person sing. present subjunctive of capere, to seize (from the first word of the writ); see kap- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈkeɪpɪˌæs; ˈkæp-)
(Law) law (formerly) a writ directing a sheriff or other officer to arrest a named person
[C15: from Latin, literally: you must take, from capere]


(ˈkeɪ pi əs, ˈkæp i-)

an arrest warrant.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin: literally, you are to take]
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Another officer on the scene told Colorado that he had previously responded to a domestic disturbance at the home and that, based on that prior disturbance, Garcia was wanted on an outstanding capias.
In the scam, the consumer is told over the phone that they failed to report to jury duty and that a sheriff will arrest them or that a capias will be issued for the consumer.
But now that the capias ad respondendum has given way to personal service of summons or other form of notice, due process requires only that in order to subject a defendant to a judgment in personam, if he be not present within the territory of the forum, he have certain minimum contacts with it such that the maintenance of the suit does not offend 'traditional notions of fair play and substantial justice.
in an action on several promises for goods sold and delivered; and upon a special capias utlagatum a ship and other effects belonging to A.
63) <<The whole of the matrimonial jurisdiction, the whole of the testamentary jurisdiction was, we know, specially regarded as a branch of canon law; but by its jurisdiction for correction of life, 'pro salute animae', it entered into every man's house; attempted to regulate his servants, to secure his attendance at church, to make him pay his debts, to make him observe his oaths, to make him by spiritual censures, which by the alliance with the State had coercive force, by the dread of a writ of capias excommunicatum, to keep all the weightier matters of the law, not only judgment, mercy, and truth, but faith, hope, and charity also>> (W.
Bailey argues here that "indenture functioned both as a labor contract and a prima facie debt: Its promissory element was subtended by the logic of capias ad satisfaciendum, the writ that allowed for the detention of the body of the borrower in the event of nonpayment" (9899).
161) Examples for use of posse comitatus in cases of resistance of civil process included a Precept of Restitution, (162) and Writs of Execution, Replevin, Estrepement, Capias, "or other Writ.
2011) (lawyer disbarred after engaging in an elaborate series of misrepresentations to his client, stealing money, and neglecting matters causing a capias to be issued for his client's arrest).
On an indictment for felony or treason, a capias [arrest warrant] is always the first process.
The titles are Too Clever by Half and Captain Macdonald; or, Haps and Mishaps at Capias Castle.
Tiene multiples aplicaciones culinarias: se utilizan para elaborar la chicha; los cariopsis maduros hervidos constituyen el mote que se usa para preparar guisos, picantes y tamales; con su harina se hacen bizcochos llamados capias (Parodi, 1959; Abiusso & Camara Hernandez, 1974).
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