capias ad respondendum


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

Word History


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

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“Capias ad respondendum.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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