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HABEAS CORPUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does habeas corpus mean? 

HABEAS CORPUS (noun)
  The noun HABEAS CORPUS has 2 senses:

1. a writ ordering a prisoner to be brought before a judge
2. the civil right to obtain a writ of habeas corpus as protection against illegal imprisonment

  Familiarity information: HABEAS CORPUS used as a noun is rare.


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HABEAS CORPUS (noun)


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Meaning:

A writ ordering a prisoner to be brought before a judge

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

habeas corpus; writ of habeas corpus

Hypernyms ("habeas corpus" is a kind of...):

judicial writ; writ ((law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


Sense 2habeas corpus [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The civil right to obtain a writ of habeas corpus as protection against illegal imprisonment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("habeas corpus" is a kind of...):

civil right (right 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)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


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