Definitions of habeas-corpus (ad subjiciendum)

  1. h[= a]' be-as-kor'pus, n. a writ to a jailer to produce the body of one detained in prison, and to state the reasons of such detention.-- n. HABEN'DUM, the clause in a deed beginning ' habendum et tenendum' (' to have and to hold'), which determines the interest or estate granted by the deed. [ L., lit. ' have the body,' from L. hab[= e]re, to have, and corpus, the body.]