Origin of capias
Examples from the Web for capias
So also said Judge Adams, and Mr. Capias, and all the people.
Safe-conduct passes for knaves are writs of capias to honest men.Tracks of a Rolling Stone|Henry J. Coke
Mr. Capias was so eloquent that the people stamped till the house fairly shook with applause.
Viam Francofurdi capias, quam autem hac periculosiorem esse putamus.History of the Great Reformation, Volume IV|J. H. Merle D'Aubign
Reasons for the continuance of the writs of capias and proces of arrest against peremptory summons, etc.: printed 1675.Brief Lives (Vol. 2 of 2)|John Aubrey
British Dictionary definitions for capias
Word Origin for capias
Word Origin and History for capias
writ of arrest issued by a court, mid-15c., from Latin capias, literally "thou mayest take," typical first word of such a writ; properly 2nd person singular present subjunctive of capere "to catch, seize, hold" (see capable).