A writ of habeas corpus (English pronunciation: / /; Latin: "may you have the body") is a writ (legal action) that requires a person who has been arrested or imprisoned to be brought to a judge or into court. Once the person is brought before the court, the judge will determine if the person is being lawfully detained or must be released.
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- "Habeas corpus". Merriam-webster.com. 2012-08-31. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/habeas+corpus. Retrieved 2017-05-23.
- "What is Habeas Corpus". ExpertLaw. 2016-07-24. https://www.expertlaw.com/library/criminal/habeas_corpus.html. Retrieved 2017-05-23.