habeas corpus

ha·be·as cor·pus
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [hey-bee-uh s kawr-puh s]
    • /ˈheɪ bi əs ˈkɔr pəs/
    • /ˈhæ.biəs ˈkɔː.pəs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [hey-bee-uh s kawr-puh s]
    • /ˈheɪ bi əs ˈkɔr pəs/

Definitions of habeas corpus words

  • noun habeas corpus a writ requiring a person to be brought before a judge or court, especially for investigation of a restraint of the person's liberty, used as a protection against illegal imprisonment. 1
  • expression habeas corpus legal principal 1
  • uncountable noun habeas corpus Habeas corpus is a law that states that a person cannot be kept in prison unless they have first been brought before a court of law, which decides whether it is legal for them to be kept in prison. 0
  • noun habeas corpus a writ ordering a person to be brought before a court or judge, esp so that the court may ascertain whether his detention is lawful 0
  • noun habeas corpus any of various writs ordering a person to be brought before a court; specif., a writ requiring that a detained person be brought before a court to decide the legality of the detention or imprisonment 0
  • noun habeas corpus (law) A writ to bring a person before a court or a judge, most frequently used to ensure that a person's imprisonment, detention, or commitment is legal. 0

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Synonyms for habeas corpus

noun habeas corpus

  • case — A particular case is a particular situation or incident, especially one that you are using as an individual example or instance of something.
  • litigation — the act or process of litigating: a matter that is still in litigation.
  • tribunal — a court of justice.
  • suit — a set of clothing, armor, or the like, intended for wear together.
  • prosecution — Law. the institution and carrying on of legal proceedings against a person. the body of officials by whom such proceedings are instituted and carried on.

Antonyms for habeas corpus

noun habeas corpus

  • acquittal — Acquittal is a formal declaration in a court of law that someone who has been accused of a crime is innocent.
  • happiness — the quality or state of being happy.
  • peace — the normal, nonwarring condition of a nation, group of nations, or the world.

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