HyperDic: habeas_corpus

English > 2 senses of the expression habeas corpus:
NOUNcommunicationhabeas corpus, writ of habeas corpusa writ ordering a prisoner to be brought before a judge
attributehabeas corpusthe civil right to obtain a writ of habeas corpus as protection against illegal imprisonment
English > habeas corpus: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA writ ordering a prisoner to be brought before a judge.
Synonymwrit of habeas corpus
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderwrit, judicial writ(law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer
Spanishhabeas corpus, hábeas
Catalanhabeas corpus
English > habeas corpus: 2 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe civil right to obtain a writ of habeas corpus as protection against illegal imprisonment.
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broadercivil rightRight or rights belonging to a person by reason of citizenship including especially the fundamental freedoms and privileges guaranteed by the 13th and 14th amendments and subsequent acts of Congress including the right to legal and social and economic equality
Spanishhabeas corpus, hábeas corpus, hábeas

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