habeas corpus

[n] - a writ ordering a prisoner to be brought before a judge 2. [n] - right to obtain a writ of habeas corpus as protection against illegal imprisonment
Found on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=habeas%20corpus

habeas corpus

In law, a writ directed to someone who has custody of a person, ordering him or her to bring the person before the court issuing the writ and to justify why the person...
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20688

Habeas corpus

Ha'be·as cor'pus (hā'be*ăs kôr'pŭs). [ Latin you may have the body.] (Law) A writ having for its object to bring a party before a court or judge; especially, one to inquire into the cause of a person's imprisonment or detention by another, with the view to protect the right to personal liberty; a...
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/H/1

habeas corpus

writ of habeas corpus noun a writ ordering a prisoner to be brought before a judge
Found on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=habeas%20corpus

habeas corpus

noun the civil right to obtain a writ of habeas corpus as protection against illegal imprisonment
Found on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=habeas%20corpus

Habeas corpus

• A writ having for its object to bring a party before a court or judge; especially, one to inquire into the cause of a person`s imprisonment or detention by another, with the view to protect the right to personal liberty; also, one to bring a prisoner into court to testify in a pending trial.
Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/habeas_corpus/

habeas corpus

an ancient common-law writ, issued by a court or judge directing one who holds another in his custody to produce the body of the person before the ... [3 related articles]
Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/h/1

habeas corpus

habeas corpus (hā'bēus kôr'pus) [Lat.,=you should have the body], writ directed by a judge to some person who is detaining another, commanding him to bring the body of the person in his custody at a specified time to a specified place for a specified purpose. The writ's sol...
Found on http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/society/A0822269.html

Habeas Corpus

Lat. "you have the body" Prisoners often seek release by filing a petition for a writ of habeas corpus. A writ of habeas corpus is a judicial mandate to a prison official ordering that an inmate be brought to the court so it can be determined whether or not that person is imprisoned lawfully and whether or not he should be released from custody. A ...
Found on http://www.lectlaw.com/def/h001.htm

Habeas Corpus

( n) Habeas Corpus is the Court order directing the law enforcement authorities to produce a prisoner supposed to be in custody of them, in the designated court , in person. The Latin word means 'you have the body' means the physical presence of the person before the court.
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21213

Habeas Corpus

In law, habeas corpus is a writ ordering a person to be brought before a court or judge. The term is particularly applied to a writ so issued so that the court may ascertain whether the person's detention is lawful. From the time of the Magna Charta imprisonment at the discretion of any person has been unlawful in England, but for long the royal pr...
Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/AH.HTM

habeas corpus

In law, a writ directed to someone who has custody of a person, ordering him or her to bring the person before the court issuing the writ and to justify why the person is detained in custody
Found on http://www.talktalk.co.uk/reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0001621.html

Habeas Corpus

Latin for “you have the body”. A rule used to prevent people being imprisoned illegally.
Found on http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/static/Glossary.jsp

Habeas Corpus

[play] Habeas Corpus is a comedy stage play by the English author Alan Bennett. It was first performed at the Lyric Theatre in London on 10 May 1973, with Alec Guinness and Margaret Courtenay in the lead roles. It concerns the aging Dr. Arthur Wicksteed and his pursuit of a nubile patient, Felicity Rumpers. Wicksteed`s wife, Muriel, is, in ...
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Habeas_Corpus_(play)

Habeas corpus

[disambiguation] Habeas corpus is a legal action through which a person can seek relief from unlawful detention. Habeas corpus may also refer to: ...
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Habeas_corpus_(disambiguation)

Habeas corpus

A writ of habeas corpus (s; Latin: `you may have the body`) is a writ (court order) that requires a person under arrest to be brought before a judge or into court. The principle of habeas corpus ensures that a prisoner can be released from unlawful detention{–}that is, detention lacking sufficient cause or evidence. The remedy can be sought by.....
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Habeas_corpus

HABEAS CORPUS

(Latin
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21814

habeas corpus

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 detaining another, commanding him/her to produce the body of a person detained so the court may determine if such person has been denied his/her liberty without due process...
Found on https://www.nycourts.gov/lawlibraries/glossary.shtml

Habeas Corpus

A writ used as a means to bring a person before the court to determine whether he/she is being detained unlawfully.
Found on http://jec.unm.edu/manuals-resources/glossary-of-legal-terms

Habeas Corpus

Produce the body A writ which directs a person to produce someone held in custody before the court
Found on http://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/glossary-of-terms/

Habeas Corpus

A writ which directs a person to produce someone held in custody before the court
Found on https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/glossary-of-terms
No exact match found