Reference Entry

Habeas corpus

Edited by Susie Dent

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

Edition 19

Published by Chambers Harrap Publishers

Published in print January 2012 |
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199990009

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The name given to a prerogative writ (from the opening words) used to challenge the detention of a person either

Reference Entry.  166 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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