Habeas corpus

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Definition of Habeas corpus
The English Definition of this Latin legal phrase is as follows:

 "Writ requiring a person to be brought before a court"

The basic meaning and definition of the Latin legal term "Habeas corpus" is a writ, or court order, requiring that a prisoner is brought before the court to determine the right of prison officials to continue legally detaining them. According to Article I, Section 9, clause 2 of the US Constitution, the right to a writ of habeas corpus can only be suspended "in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety."

Habeas corpus


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Lawyers or solicitors might use Latin legal terms such as "Habeas corpus" in their consultations. The Latin term 'Habeas Corpus' literally means "you should have the body." The Latin phrase "habeas corpus ad subjiciendum" means to "produce or have the person to be subjected to (examination)."

Writ of Habeas Corpus
A habeas corpus petition is a document filed with a court by a person who objects to his own, or another's, detention or imprisonment. Without the Writ of Habeas Corpus a government could hold a person in prison for any length of time without having to prove that there is any good reason for their incarceration.

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Legal terms like "Habeas corpus" are used in courts by lawyers, attorneys and  judges and also feature in famous quotes demonstrating how to use "Habeas corpus" in a sentence.

"The Habeas Corpus secures every man here, alien or citizen, against everything which is not law, whatever shape it may assume."
Quote by Thomas Jefferson

"Freedom of the person under
the protection of the habeas corpus
I deem essential principles of our government"

Quote by Thomas Jefferson


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