capias(redirected from capiases)
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A warrant for arrest.
(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]
ca•pi•as(ˈkeɪ pi əs, ˈkæp i-)
an arrest warrant.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin: literally, you are to take]