capias

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noun ca·pi·as \ˈkā-pē-əs\

Definition of capias

  1. :  an arrest warrant

Origin and Etymology of capias

Middle English, from Latin, literally, you should seize, from capere to take — more at heave


First Known Use: 15th century


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