Greenpeace and student activists were outlawed and habeas corpus was suspended.
Now, if you please, Senator McCain, in the spirit of habeas corpus, show me the body.
He was engaged to attend the consultations on the defence, and on the habeas corpus, that afternoon.
They were imprisoned and were denied the writ of habeas corpus.
Another writ of habeas corpus took me out of jail, and I at last turned my back on the Tombs—a lunatic by judicial decree.
Mr. Graham said he should move at once for a writ of 'habeas corpus'.
Its original jurisdiction consists in issuing writs of mandamus, certiorari, prohibition, and habeas corpus.
It denies the writ of habeas corpus, ever known as the palladium of the citizen.
His brother, however, got him out by a habeas corpus, and he went to live with Folger.
This is an application by Passmore Williamson for habeas corpus.
writ requiring a person to be brought before a court, mid-15c., Latin, literally "(you should) have the person," in phrase habeas corpus ad subjiciendum "produce or have the person to be subjected to (examination)," opening words of writs in 14c. Anglo-French documents to require a person to be brought before a court or judge, especially to determine if that person is being legally detained. From habeas, second person singular present subjunctive of habere "to have, to hold" (see habit) + corpus "person," literally "body" (see corporeal). In reference to more than one person, habeas corpora.
A legal term meaning that an accused person must be presented physically before the court with a statement demonstrating sufficient cause for arrest. Thus, no accuser may imprison someone indefinitely without bringing that person and the charges against him or her into a courtroom. In Latin, habeas corpus literally means “you shall have the body.”