habeas corpus

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habeas corpus /ˈheɪbijəsˈkoɚpəs/ noun
habeas corpus
/ˈheɪbijəsˈkoɚpəs/
noun
Learner's definition of HABEAS CORPUS
[noncount] law
: an order to bring a jailed person before a judge or court to find out if that person should really be in jail