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  • noun

Synonyms for habeas corpus

a writ ordering a prisoner to be brought before a judge

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

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13) BRIAN MCGINTY, JOHN BROWN'S TRIAL (2009); BRIAN MCGINTY, THE BODY OF JOHN MERRYMAN: ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND THE SUSPENSION OF HABEUS CORPUS (2011).
The Teesside band did themselves proud with a typically genial set including the songs Habeus Corpus and Last Cigarette, both unlikely hits in the making.
The editors of the International Debate Education Association (IDEA) have released the fourth edition of their debating resource, with 17 new topics including government incentives for vehicles that use alternative fuels, market regulations and mechanisms for dealing with climate change, restrictions on habeus corpus and the reintroduction of the Fairness Doctrine.
Or the destruction of our fishing and farming industries, the wanton waste of fish stocks and the pollution of the North Sea with discarded dead fish, the loss of habeus corpus under the European Arrest Warrant and the surrender of the territorial waters of a once great seafaring nation to the EU bureaucracy.
MPs such as Aberdeen's Frank Doran, my old solicitor, has been "persuaded" by the Home Secretary's eloquence to forget the eightcenturies old shibboleth of habeus corpus.
Constitution, habeus corpus, and the Geneva Conventions.
Also said a Paul presidency would protect privacy and "never abuse habeus corpus.