Habeas Corpus

Definition of habeas corpus:

part of speech: noun

Writ directing any one detaining another, to produce the prisoner in court.

part of speech: noun

A writ to a jailer to produce the body of one detained in prison and to state the reasons of such detention, that the court may judge of their sufficiency.

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