Definition of CAPIAS PRO FINE


CAPIAS PRO FINE

practice, crim. law. The name of a writ which issues
against a defendant who has been fined, and who does not discharge it according
to the judgment. This writ commands the sheriff to arrest the defendant
and commit him to prison, there to remain till he pay the fine, or be otherwise
discharged according to law.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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