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[mit-uh-muh s] /ˈmɪt ə məs/
noun, plural mittimuses. Law.
a warrant of commitment to prison.
a writ for removing a suit or a record from one court to another.
Origin of mittimus
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin: we send, first word of such a writ; see remit Unabridged
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noun (pl) -muses
(law) a warrant of commitment to prison or a command to a jailer directing him to hold someone in prison
Word Origin
C15: from Latin: we send, the first word of such a command
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