mittimus

noun

mit·​ti·​mus ˈmi-tə-məs How to pronounce mittimus (audio)
: a warrant of commitment to prison

Word History

Etymology

Latin, we send, from mittere to send

First Known Use

1591, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mittimus was in 1591

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Cite this Entry

“Mittimus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mittimus. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Legal Definition

mittimus

noun
mit·​ti·​mus ˈmi-tə-məs How to pronounce mittimus (audio)
: a warrant issued to a sheriff commanding the delivery to prison of a person named in the warrant
Etymology

Latin, we send

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