capias ad respondendum

noun
ca·​pi·​as ad re·​spon·​den·​dum | \ ˈkā-pē-əs-ad-ˌrē-spän-ˈden-dəm, ˈkä-pē-ˌäs-äd-ˌrā-spȯn-ˈden-du̇m\
variants: or capias

Legal Definition of capias ad respondendum

: a writ or process commanding an officer to place a person under civil arrest in order to answer a charge

History and Etymology for capias ad respondendum

Medieval Latin, you may seize (the person) to (make him/her) answer the charge

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