capias ad satisfaciendum

noun
capias ad sat·​is·​fac·​ien·​dum | \ -ˌsa-tis-ˌfā-shē-ˈen-dəm, -ˌsä-tis-ˌfä-kē-ˈen-du̇m \

Legal Definition of capias ad satisfaciendum

: a writ or process commanding an officer to place a person (as a debtor) under civil arrest until a claim is satisfied

History and Etymology for capias ad satisfaciendum

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

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“Capias ad satisfaciendum.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/capias%20ad%20satisfaciendum. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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