writ of habeas corpus

noun phrase

Word History

First Known Use

1762, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of writ of habeas corpus was in 1762

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“Writ of habeas corpus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/writ%20of%20habeas%20corpus. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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