Definition of Capias

1. n. A writ or process commanding the officer to take the body of the person named in it, that is, to arrest him; -- also called writ of capias.



Definition of Capias

1. Noun. (legal) An arrest warrant; a writ commanding officers to take a specified person or persons into custody. (defdate from the 15th century) ¹

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Definition of Capias

1. a judicial writ [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Capias

capers
capes
capeskin
capeskins
capeweed
capework
capeworks
capex
capful
capfuls
capgaronnite
capgras syndrome
caph
caphs
capi
capias (current term)
capiases
capibara
capibaras
capiche
capicola
capillaceous
capillament
capillaments
capillarectasia
capillaria
capillariasis
capillaries
capillariness
capillariomotor

Literary usage of Capias

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1. A General Abridgment of Law and Equity: Alphabetically Digested Under Proper ...by Charles Viner by Charles Viner (1794)
"Where a capias and exigent did lie at common law, and Where it now fieth by ... Whether a capias lieth after an elegit is executed. 384 Where, upon a capias ..."

2. A Practical Treatise on the Criminal Law: Comprising the Practice, Pleadings by Joseph Chitty (1819)
"... capias, 215 exigent at assi/.es, 215 another form at session, 215 writ of proclamation at session, 215 supersedeas ot exigent, 21(3 ment for felony ..."

3. A Practical and Elementary Abridgment of the Cases Argued and Determined in by Elisha Hammond, Charles Petersdorff (1830)
"The term capias is в word of very general application; it signifies that " you take;" and is used in a variety of legal proceedings. ..."

4. The Practice of the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas, in Personal by William Tidd, Francis Joseph Troubat, Asa Israel Fish, Great Britain Court of Common Pleas, Great Britain Court of Exchequer, Great Britain Court of King's Bench (1856)
"(mm) It was formerly necessary that there should be fifteen days at least between the teste and return of the fieri facias and capias ad ..."

5. The Practice in Civil Actions and Proceedings at Law, in Ohio, and by Joseph Rockwell Swan (1845)
"THE ISSUING AND FORM OF THE capias AD RESPONDENDUM. Upon filing the praecipe and an affidavit, establishing one of the eight particulars under the ..."

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