Lat. (You have the body.) The name given to a variety of writs,(of which these were anciently the emphatic words,) having for their object to bring aparty before a court or judge. In common usage, and whenever these words are usedalone, they are understood to mean the habeas corpus ad subjiciendum, (see infra.)
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