mittimus

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noun mit·ti·mus \ˈmi-tə-məs\

Definition of mittimus

  1. :  a warrant of commitment to prison

Origin and Etymology of mittimus

Latin, we send, from mittere to send


First Known Use: 1591


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mittimus

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noun mit·ti·mus \ˈmi-tə-məs\

Legal Definition of mittimus

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

Origin and Etymology of mittimus

Latin, we send


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