mittimus

noun
mit·​ti·​mus | \ ˈmi-tə-məs How to pronounce mittimus (audio) \

Definition of mittimus

: a warrant of commitment to prison

First Known Use of mittimus

1591, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mittimus

Latin, we send, from mittere to send

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The first known use of mittimus was in 1591

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“Mittimus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mittimus. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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mittimus

noun
mit·​ti·​mus | \ ˈmi-tə-məs How to pronounce mittimus (audio) \

Legal Definition of mittimus

: a warrant issued to a sheriff commanding the delivery to prison of a person named in the warrant

History and Etymology for mittimus

Latin, we send

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