habeas corpus

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They were imprisoned and were denied the writ of habeas corpus.

Mr. Graham said he should move at once for a writ of 'habeas corpus'.

It denies the writ of Habeas Corpus, ever known as the palladium of the citizen.

This is an application by Passmore Williamson for habeas corpus.

It is said that this must be so, else the right of the habeas corpus would be lost.

He applied for a writ of habeas corpus,—but mark the result.

She is in his custody, and he can enforce his right by a writ of habeas corpus.

Petition for habeas corpus granted, and issued January 28, 1841.

Fact, sir, and when you get me on a Habeas Corpus, I can beat the inventor of the writ.

But here comes Mr. Deediddle to talk about the habeas corpus.

WORD ORIGIN

writ requiring a person to be brought before a court, mid-15c., Latin, literally "(you should) have the person," in phrase habeas corpus ad subjiciendum "produce or have the person to be subjected to (examination)," opening words of writs in 14c. Anglo-French documents to require a person to be brought before a court or judge, especially to determine if that person is being legally detained. From habeas, second person singular present subjunctive of habere "to have, to hold" (see habit) + corpus "person," literally "body" (see corporeal). In reference to more than one person, habeas corpora.

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