Definition - Noun [Medieval Latin, literally, you should have the body (the opening words of the writ)] : any of several writs originating at common law that are issued to bring a party before the court esp : See also habeas corpus ad subjiciendum<the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it U.S. Constitution art. I> Pronunciation-'ko'r-p&s, -"pu's
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