Definitions for: Habeas Corpus

[n] right to obtain a writ of habeas corpus as protection against illegal imprisonment
[n] a writ ordering a prisoner to be brought before a judge

Webster (1913) Definition: Ha"be*as corpus [L. you may have the body.]
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.

Synonyms: writ of habeas corpus

See Also: civil right, civil rights, judicial writ, writ

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