Definition of HABEAS CORPORA


HABEAS CORPORA

English practice. A writ issued out of the C. P.
commending the sheriff to compel the appearance of a jury in the cause
between the parties. It answers the same purpose in that court as the
Distringas juratores answers in the K. B. For a form, see Bootes Suit at
Law, 151.


Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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