habeas corpus

Definition of habeas corpus:

part of speech: noun, adjective

In law, derived from the Great Charter, so caleld from containing these words, and which secures the liberty of the subject, or his person from illegal restraint; a writ or document which orders the body of a person confined in prison, opr otherwise in restraint, to be produced.

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