A writ requiring a person under arrest to be brought before a judge or into court, especially to secure the person's release unless lawful grounds are shown for their detention.‘his application for habeas corpus’
- ‘a writ of habeas corpus’
- ‘How do the basic values of the writ of habeas corpus compare to those of the Bill of Rights generally?’
- ‘When we use habeas corpus, we protect the safety of both our physical selves and our moral selves.’
- ‘And there are no territorial limits to the reach of habeas corpus articulated in the text.’
- ‘The principle of habeas corpus is a demand that free people make toward state power.’
- ‘Because we know that the writ of habeas corpus provides one of the most significant protections of human freedom against arbitrary government action ever created.’
- 1.1The legal right to apply for a habeas corpus writ.
- ‘Europe was first to introduce habeas corpus and the jury system’
Late Middle English Latin, literally ‘you shall have the body (in court)’.