mittimus


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

mittimus

(ˈmɪtɪməs)
n, pl -muses
(Law) law a warrant of commitment to prison or a command to a jailer directing him to hold someone in prison
[C15: from Latin: we send, the first word of such a command]
Mentioned in ?
References in classic literature ?
So that he was about to make her mittimus to Bridewell when I departed.
A person who is sent to jail arrives with a mittimus from the court.
44) The court held that the term "confinement" does not pertain to being confined to one's home and refused to correct mittimus for the defendant who had spent nearly three years on electronic home monitoring awaiting trial.