habeas corpus

noun

  • Criminal Law
  • Constitutional Law

Definitions of habeas corpus

  • a legal remedy against being wrongly imprisoned; an order which states that a person in prison must appear before a court of law before they can be forced by law to stay in prison

    The ruling gave Guantanamo prisoners the long-standing habeas corpus right to challenge their detention in US civilian courts.

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