WRIT DE HOMINE RELEGIANDO,
practice. A writ which lies
to replevy a man out of prison, or out of the custody of any private
person, in the same manner in which cattle taken in distress may
be replevied, upon giving security to the sheriff that the man
shall be forthcoming to answer to any charge against him.
2. This writ is almost entirely superseded by the more effectual
writ of habeas corpus. 3 Bl. Com. 129, Com. Dig. Imprisonment,
L 4, Lord Raym. 613, F. N. B. 66, 1 Atk. 633, 14 Vin. Ab. 305,
Danes Ab. h. t., 7 Com. Dig. 271, 5 Binn. R. 304, 1 John. R.
23, 14 John. R. 263 2 Cain. C. Err. 322.
Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition
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