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Our country is wounded and bleeding now if we don't know whether or not habeas corpus exists.
Keith Olbermann

Meaning of "habeas corpus" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD HABEAS CORPUS

From the opening of the Latin writ, literally: you may have the body.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF HABEAS CORPUS

habeas corpus  [ˈheɪbɪəs ˈkɔːpəs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HABEAS CORPUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Habeas corpus is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HABEAS CORPUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Habeas corpus

A writ of habeas corpus is a writ that requires a person under arrest to be brought before a judge or into court. The principle of habeas corpus ensures that a prisoner can be released from unlawful detention—that is, detention lacking sufficient cause or evidence. The remedy can be sought by the prisoner or by another person coming to the prisoner's aid. This right originated in the English legal system, and is now available in many nations. It has historically been an important legal instrument safeguarding individual freedom against arbitrary state action. It has been extended to non-police authorities, as in the 1898 Queen's Bench case of Ex Parte Dorothy Hopkins, which has successfully been utilized more recently in India to liberate a woman from a madrasa. A writ of habeas corpus, also known as the "great writ", is a summons with the force of a court order; it is addressed to the custodian and demands that a prisoner be taken before the court, and that the custodian present proof of authority, allowing the court to determine whether the custodian has lawful authority to detain the prisoner.

Definition of habeas corpus in the English dictionary

The definition of habeas corpus in the dictionary is a writ ordering a person to be brought before a court or judge, esp so that the court may ascertain whether his detention is lawful.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HABEAS CORPUS


angiocarpous
ˌændʒɪəʊˈkɑːpəs
artocarpus
ˌɑːtəʊˈkɑːpəs
carpometacarpus
ˌkɑːpəʊˌmɛtəˈkɑːpəs
carpus
ˈkɑːpəs
corpus
ˈkɔːpəs
encarpus
ɪnˈkɑːpəs
gawpus
ˈɡɔːpəs
lupous
ˈluːpəs
lupus
ˈluːpəs
metacarpus
ˌmɛtəˈkɑːpəs
multipurpose
ˌmʌltɪˈpɜːpəs
pachycarpous
ˌpækɪˈkɑːpəs
porpess
ˈpɔːpəs
porpoise
ˈpɔːpəs
purpose
ˈpɜːpəs
repurpose
riːˈpɜːpəs
rhizocarpous
ˌraɪzəʊˈkɑːpəs
streptocarpus
ˌstrɛptəˈkɑːpəs
upas
ˈjuːpəs
xylocarpous
ˌzaɪləˈkɑːpəs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HABEAS CORPUS

habanera
Habanero
habdabs
habdalah
Haber process
haberdasher
haberdasher´s
haberdasheries
haberdashery
haberdine
habergeon
Habermas
habilable
habilatory
habile
habiliment
habilitate
habilitation
habit
habit-forming

WORDS THAT END LIKE HABEAS CORPUS

Apus
campus
Canopus
eccremocarpus
hippocampus
intercampus
magnum opus
octopus
Oedipus
off-campus
Olympus
on-campus
opus
platypus
pus
rhizopus
rumpus
Scopus
writ of habeas corpus
xenopus

Synonyms and antonyms of habeas corpus in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «habeas corpus» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HABEAS CORPUS

Find out the translation of habeas corpus to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of habeas corpus from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «habeas corpus» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

人身保护令
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

habeas corpus
570 millions of speakers

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habeas corpus
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बंदी प्रत्यक्षीकरण
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

استصدار مذكرة جلب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

хабеас корпус
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

habeas corpus
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হাবিয়া কর্পাস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

habeas corpus
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

habeas corpus
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Habeaskorpusakte
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

人身保護コーパス
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

인신 보호 영장
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Habeas corpus
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

tên đạo luật xưa ở anh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆட்கொணர்வு மனு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हबियस कॉर्पस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Habeas corpus
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

habeas corpus
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

habeas corpus
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Хабеас корпус
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

habeas corpus
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

habeas corpus
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Habeas
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

habeas corpus
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

habeas corpus
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of habeas corpus

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HABEAS CORPUS»

The term «habeas corpus» is quite widely used and occupies the 42.072 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HABEAS CORPUS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «habeas corpus» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «habeas corpus» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about habeas corpus

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2 QUOTES WITH «HABEAS CORPUS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word habeas corpus.
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Keith Olbermann
Our country is wounded and bleeding now if we don't know whether or not habeas corpus exists.
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John Yoo
The Justices are currently considering a case, argued last month, which seeks to extend the writ of habeas corpus to al Qaeda and Taliban detainees at Guantanamo.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HABEAS CORPUS»

Discover the use of habeas corpus in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to habeas corpus and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Habeas Corpus: From England to Empire
A revisionist history of habeas corpus the world's most revered legal device. Habeas corpus was not established to protect the rights of the individual but rather to protect the individual from abusive judges and jailers.
Paul Delaney Halliday, 2010
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Habeas Corpus: Rethinking the Great Writ of Liberty
In this timely volume, Eric M. Freedman reexamines four of the Supreme Court’s most important habeas corpus rulings: one by Chief Justice John Marshall in 1807 concerning Aaron Burr’s conspiracy, two arising from the traumatic national ...
Eric M. Freedman, 2003
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Habeas Corpus: Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific
Habeas Corpus provides the first book-length account of the history, law, and practice of the writ of Habeas Corpus in Australasia and the Pacific.
David J. Clark, Gerard McCoy, 2000
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Habeas Corpus after 9/11: Confronting America’s New Global ...
Habeas Corpus after 9/11 examines the rise of the U.S.-run global detention system that emerged after 9/11 and the efforts to challenge it through habeas corpus (a petition to appear in court to claim unlawful imprisonment).
Jonathan Hafetz, 2011
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Habeas for the Twenty-First Century: Uses, Abuses, and the ...
Yet, in recent decades, habeas has been seriously abused. In this book, Nancy J. King and Joseph L. Hoffmann argue that habeas should be exercised with greater prudence.
Nancy J. King, Joseph L. Hoffmann, 2011
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Federal Habeas Corpus: Cases and Materials
Federal Habeas Corpus: Cases and Materials in its second edition includes the six years of legal development under AEDPA, takes on the thorny issues arising from the Guantanamo cases, and tackles equitable tolling.
Emily Hughes, Mary Prosser, Justin Marceau, 2010
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Habeas corpus
The earliest to be electrocuted, gassed, and lethally injected; the last to be publicly hanged. In her first book, Habeas Corpus, acclaimed poet Jill McDonough gives us fifty sonnets, each about a legal execution in American history.
Jill McDonough, 2008
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Federal Habeas Corpus
Federal habeas corpus as we know it is by and large a procedure under which a federal court may review the legality of an individuals incarceration.
Charles Doyle, 2006
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The Body and the State: Habeas Corpus and American Jurisprudence
Traces the history of the writ of habeas corpus and its influence on federal-state relations.
Cary Federman, 2012
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The Law of Habeas Corpus
This volume looks first at the historical development of the writ, tracing its growth in significance until its emergence as an item of central constitutional importance.
Judith Farbey, R.J. Sharpe, Simon Atrill, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HABEAS CORPUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term habeas corpus is used in the context of the following news items.
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Jeena Roberts files motion for a new trial in intoxication …
Lawyers for Roberts in August filed a writ of habeas corpus claiming her trial attorney, Dan Cogdell, failed to provide effective counsel by not ... «LubbockOnline.com, Jul 15»
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Capital murder defendant James Calvert returns to open court …
Monday, he focused on a writ of habeas corpus he submitted to the two other Smith County District Courts. The writ alleges that a person is ... «KYTX, Jul 15»
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Court grants Darlie Routier DNA evidence testing | Dallas Morning …
1, 2004: The Court of Criminal Appeals denies a writ of habeas corpus. Jan. 25, 2007: Dallas Judge Robert Francis denies Mrs. Routier's ... «Dallas Morning News, Jul 15»
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Review: Habeas Corpus at Chester Little Theatre
From start to finish, the Alan Bennett-penned production rarely lets up from a knowingly titillating showcase of life with the dysfunctional, ... «ChesterChronicle.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Alan Bennett's Talking Heads tours to the Theatre Royal, Bath …
One of the most distinctive voices in British theatre, his impeccably-observed plays include Single Spies, Enjoy, Forty Years On, Habeas Corpus and The Lady in ... «South Cotswolds Gazette, Jul 15»
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LHC to take up Ayyan's bail plea hearing this week - The Express …
Justice Anwarul Haq of the LHC issued the order on a habeas corpus petition filed by Naqvi's son Syed Abu Turrab Naqvi. The court converted ... «The Express Tribune, Jul 15»
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Convoluted details: Robbery suspects sent on 14-day judicial remand
The counsel said when they had filed a habeas corpus petition at the district and sessions court, the police said they had entered the suspects' ... «The Express Tribune, Jul 15»
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Exhibit highlights Lincoln's struggle with constitutional challenges of …
However, Lincoln stretched the Constitution when he suspended the writ of habeas corpus and waived dissenters' rights to be bailed out of jail. «Ocala, Jul 15»
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May 13? No, never again — V Vivegavalen
Go back a few centuries ans King Charles II ratified the Habeas Corpus Act that today is used in cases involving ISA detainees. Heck, the ... «Malay Mail Online, Jul 15»
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Motion for DNA testing under MCL 770.16.
The Federal Court denied defendant's petition for a writ of habeas corpus. Poole v Woods, unreported opinion of the United States District Court ... «Holland Sentinel, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Habeas corpus [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/habeas-corpus>. Nov 2020 ».
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