(noun)One of a variety of writs that maybe issued to bring a partybefore a court or judge, having asitsfunction the release of the party from unlawfulrestraint.
(noun) The right of a citizen to obtainsuch a writ.
Use "habeas corpus" in a sentence
"Some state judges so captiously disputed the constitutionality of various military laws that the writ of habeas corpus had to be suspended.31"
"His most noted legal argument was the appeal in habeas corpus proceedings on behalf of Vallandigham in"
"First the omission of a bill of rights providing clearly & without the aid of sophisms for freedom of religion, freedom of the press, protection against standing armies, restriction against monopolies, the eternal & unremitting force of the habeas corpus laws, and trials by jury in all matters of fact triable by the laws of the land & not by the law of nations."