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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\
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Legal Definition of capias ad respondendum

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

Origin and Etymology of capias ad respondendum

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


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