habeas corpus ad subjiciendum


habeas corpus ad sub·ji·ci·en·dum

noun \-ˌad-səb-ˌji-sē-ˈen-dəm, -ˌji-shē-; -ˌäd-sb-ˌyi-kē-ˈen-dm\

Definition of HABEAS CORPUS AD SUBJICIENDUM

:  a writ for inquiring into the lawfulness of the restraint of a person who is imprisoned or detained in another's custody

Origin of HABEAS CORPUS AD SUBJICIENDUM

New Latin, literally, you should have the body for submitting
First Known Use: 1768

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