Corpus cum causa

CORPUS CUM CAUSA, practice. The writ of habeas corpus cum causa is a writ commanding the person to whom it is directed, to have the body, together with the cause for which he is committed, before the court or judge issuing the same.

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Thus, a medieval sheriff might receive a writ of habeas corpora juratorum (ordering him to appear in court with the bodies of potential jurors) or a writ of habeas corpus cum causa (ordering him to appear in court with the body of a prisoner "with cause" for the prisoner's confinement).