Habeas corpora

HABEAS CORPORA, English practice. A writ issued out of the C. P. commending the sheriff to compel the appearance of a jury in the cause between the parties. It answers the same purpose in that court as the Distringas juratores answers in the K. B. For a form, see Bootes Suit at Law, 151.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.