abuse of the writ

Legal Definition of abuse of the writ

: the improper raising of a habeus corpus claim that should have been raised in an earlier petition

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“Abuse of the writ.” The Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/abuse%20of%20the%20writ. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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