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Example sentences from the Web for habeas corpus
They moved for a habeas-corpus in the King's Bench, but the court would take no cognizance of the affair.
The commons forthwith suspended the habeas-corpus act; and several persons were apprehended on suspicion of treasonable practices.
He never heard of the effort of London friends to deliver him at Singapore by means of habeas-corpus proceedings.
On the effect of the suspension of the habeas-corpus act upon literature, see Life of Currie, vol.History of Civilization in England, Vol. 1 of 3|Henry Thomas Buckle
This was all the natives of Scotland had in lieu of the habeas-corpus act; though it did not screen them from oppression.
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Cultural definitions for habeas corpus
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.”