capias ad satisfaciendum


capias ad sat·​is·​fac·​ien·​dum
-ˌsa-tis-ˌfā-shē-ˈen-dəm, -ˌsä-tis-ˌfä-kē-ˈen-du̇m
: a writ or process commanding an officer to place a person (as a debtor) under civil arrest until a claim is satisfied

Word History


Medieval Latin, you may seize (the person) to (make him/her) satisfy (the claim)

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“Capias ad satisfaciendum.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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