• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Habeas-corpus hā′be-as-kor′pus a writ to a jailer to produce the body of one detained in prison, and to state the reasons of such detention
    • n Habeas-corpus (ad subjiciendum) hā′be-as-kor′pus, a writ to a jailer to produce the body of one detained in prison, and to state the reasons of such detention
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., lit. 'have the body,' from L. habēre, to have, and corpus, the body.


In literature:

Habeas Corpus Suspension, 225.
"The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent" by S.M. Hussey
Habeas Corpus, remarks upon the suspension of it in respect to Americans, ii.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.)" by Edmund Burke
The writ of habeas corpus was suspended.
"Continental Monthly, Volume 5, Issue 4" by Various
Does it not insure to us all the right of habeas corpus?
"A Dream of Empire" by William Henry Venable
Timson can get out of jail on a writ of habeas corpus.
"The Substitute Prisoner" by Max Marcin
The act of habeas corpus, which passed this session, served these purposes.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part F. From Charles II. to James II." by David Hume
BISHOP BURNET relates a curious circumstance respecting the origin of that important statute, the Habeas Corpus Act.
"The Jest Book" by Mark Lemon
He did not come forward with advice on habeas corpus and constitutional rights.
"Trail's End" by George W. Ogden
Habeas corpus and the constitution stop short of the ferry.
"Children of the Tenements" by Jacob A. Riis
These were the circumstances which induced Pitt to propose the suspension of the Habeas Corpus Act (16th May).
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
The dead were buried, the wounded healed, and the prisoners discharged by Judge Nelson on a writ of habeas corpus.
"The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier" by Charles E. Flandrau
The Habeas Corpus Act was suspended, and the leaders were seized and imprisoned.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
He was arrested, but applied to the Toronto court for a writ of habeas corpus, which was refused.
"Fugitive Slaves" by Marion Gleason McDougall
Mr. Wilson, however, took it very quietly and courteously and reported the whole matter to Lord Denman, who sent over a writ of habeas corpus.
"The Life of Roger Langdon" by Roger Langdon
The Habeas Corpus Act was suspended in 1791, and the executive received power to arrest and detain suspects without trial.
"A Short History of English Liberalism" by Walter Lyon Blease
The Habeas Corpus Act was suspended while the English parliament ruled.
"Irish Nationality" by Alice Stopford Green
There was no Habeas Corpus.
"Irish History and the Irish Question" by Goldwin Smith
If made upon one side upon habeas corpus, they must also be made upon the other.
"Presidential Candidates:" by D. W. Bartlett
They knew you were with an old lawyer; they knew that you or I could sue for a writ of Habeas Corpus.
"In the Roar of the Sea" by Sabine Baring-Gould
Vote of, on suspension of habeas corpus, 360.
"History of the Origin, Formation, and Adoption of the Constitution of the United States, Vol. 2" by George Ticknor Curtis

In news:

New law redefines habeas corpus.
Judge denies Ryan Ferguson habeas corpus .
Habeas corpus rescued Walter Rideau from an unjust prison sentence, but during its long history the great writ has been used to muffle the sighs of prisoners as much as to relieve them.
George Terwilliger on habeas corpus .
Habeas corpus –not dead yet.
"You have the body" Prisoners often seek release by filing a petition for a writ of habeas corpus .
A writ of habeas corpus is a judicial mandate to a prison official ordering that an inmate be brought to the court so it can be determined whether or not that person is imprisoned lawfully.
Senate Rejects Habeas Corpus in Interrogation Bill.
"You have the body" Prisoners often seek release by filing a petition for a writ of habeas corpus.
Of all the important issues on the Supreme Court's docket, few are as inaccessible, as jargon-encrusted and technically complex as habeas corpus.
Habeas-corpus rights restored to enemy combatants.
Habeas Corpus — Accomplice Liability — Insufficiency of Evidence.
Eliminating habeas corpus for most state prisoners, as Joseph L Hoffmann and Nancy J King urge in "Justice, Too Much and Too Expensive" (Op-Ed, April 17), will destroy thousands of lives.
Habeas Corpus — Jurisdiction — Unexhausted Claim.
The US senate has voted to strip American citizens of basic rights such as the right to habeas corpus, trial by a jury, and the presumption of innocence.