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Definition of "mittimus" [‖Mit•ti•mus]

  • A warrant issued for someone to be taken into custody. (noun)
  • A writ for moving records from one court to another. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "mittimus" in a sentence
  • "In short, there was no remedy; the mittimus was made out, and poor Clinker sent to prison in a hackney-coach, guarded by the constable, and accompanied by your humble servant."
  • "His countenance fell; and, after a hard internal struggle, while the clerk was employed in writing the mittimus, he said he hoped his worship would not send him to prison."
  • "Launcelot and his squire being found the aggressors, the justice insisted upon making out their mittimus, if they did not find bail immediately; and could hardly be prevailed upon to agree that they should remain at the house of the constable, who, being a publican, undertook to keep them in safe custody, until the knight could write to his steward."