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Capias  n.  (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. Note: One principal kind of capias is a writ by which actions at law are frequently commenced; another is a writ of execution issued after judgment to satisfy damages recovered; a capias in criminal law is the process to take a person charged on an indictment, when he is not in custody.

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"Capias" Quotes from Famous Books

... to raise my objections at once. I may say, Reverend Sir, that I am here on behalf of Mr. JOHN PLANTAGENET DE SMITH, who is my client. I am instructed by the Messrs. CAPIAS of Bedford Row, and I contend that since the Members of the London County Council have instructed counsel to appear on their behalf at meetings in which they themselves act judicially, the right extends ...
— Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 101, November 7, 1891 • Various

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