capias
n.
A writ issued by the court demanding that a named person be taken into custody.

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capias
(Latin: That you take.)
The name for several different kinds of writs, or court orders, all of which require an officer to take the defendant into custody.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


capias
[Latin, That you take.] The name for several different kinds of writs, or court orders, all of which require an officer to take the defendant into custody.

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  • Capias — Ca pi*as, n. [L. thou mayst take.] (Low) 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}. [1913 Webster] Note: One principal kind of capias is a writ by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Capias — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Capias Se denomina con el nombre de Capias a una golosina originaria de la ciudad de Bell Ville, ubicada al sudeste de la provincia de Córdoba (Argentina). Su forma es similar a la de un pequeño alfajor de tres capas …   Wikipedia Español

  • capias — writ of arrest issued by a court, mid 15c., from L. capias, lit. thou mayest take, typical first word of such a writ; properly 2nd person sing. present subjunctive of capere to catch, seize, hold (see CAPABLE (Cf. capable)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • capias — [kā′pē əs, kap′ēəs] n. [ME < ML < L, 2d pers. sing., pres. subj., of capere, to take] Law a writ issued by a court directing an officer to arrest the person named …   English World dictionary

  • capias — [ keɪpɪəs, kap ] noun (plural capiases) Law a writ ordering the arrest of a named person. Origin ME: from L. capias (ad respondendum), lit. you are to seize (until reply is made) …   English new terms dictionary

  • capias — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, literally, you should seize, from capere to take more at heave Date: 15th century an arrest warrant …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • capias — /kay pee euhs, kap ee /, n. Law. a writ commanding an officer to take a specified person into custody. [1400 50; late ME < L: lit., you are to take, subj. 2nd person sing. of capere] * * * …   Universalium

  • capias — noun An arrest warrant …   Wiktionary

  • Capias — Se trata de un postre propio de la ciudad de Bell Ville, ubicada al sudeste de la provincia de Córdoba, en Argentina. Es de forma similar a un pequeño Alfajor de tres capas, relleno de Dulce de leche …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • capias — ca·pi·as || keɪpɪæs n. arrest warrant (Latin) …   English contemporary dictionary

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