Reference Entry

habeas corpus

Edited by T. F. Hoad

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

Published in print January 1996 | ISBN: 9780192830982
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191727153
habeas corpus

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(leg.) writ requiring a person to be brought before the court. XV. First words of the writ beginning Habeas corpus

Reference Entry.  55 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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