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habeas corpus

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1. n. the civil right to obtain a writ of habeas corpus as protection against illegal imprisonment

2. n. a writ ordering a prisoner to be brought before a judge

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Habeas corpus (/ˈheɪbiəs ˈkɔːrpəs/; Medieval Latin meaning literally "You may have the body") is a recourse in law whereby a person can report an unlawful detention or imprisonment before a court, usually through a prison official.
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