Capias
Capias Ca"pi*as, n. [L. thou mayst take.] (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}. [1913 Webster]

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. --Burrill. Wharton. [1913 Webster]


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  • Capias — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Capias Se denomina con el nombre de Capias a una golosina originaria de la ciudad de Bell Ville, ubicada al sudeste de la provincia de Córdoba (Argentina). Su forma es similar a la de un pequeño alfajor de tres capas …   Wikipedia Español

  • capias — n. A writ issued by the court demanding that a named person be taken into custody. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008. capias (Latin: That …   Law dictionary

  • capias — writ of arrest issued by a court, mid 15c., from L. capias, lit. thou mayest take, typical first word of such a writ; properly 2nd person sing. present subjunctive of capere to catch, seize, hold (see CAPABLE (Cf. capable)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • capias — [kā′pē əs, kap′ēəs] n. [ME < ML < L, 2d pers. sing., pres. subj., of capere, to take] Law a writ issued by a court directing an officer to arrest the person named …   English World dictionary

  • capias — [ keɪpɪəs, kap ] noun (plural capiases) Law a writ ordering the arrest of a named person. Origin ME: from L. capias (ad respondendum), lit. you are to seize (until reply is made) …   English new terms dictionary

  • capias — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, literally, you should seize, from capere to take more at heave Date: 15th century an arrest warrant …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • capias — /kay pee euhs, kap ee /, n. Law. a writ commanding an officer to take a specified person into custody. [1400 50; late ME < L: lit., you are to take, subj. 2nd person sing. of capere] * * * …   Universalium

  • capias — noun An arrest warrant …   Wiktionary

  • Capias — Se trata de un postre propio de la ciudad de Bell Ville, ubicada al sudeste de la provincia de Córdoba, en Argentina. Es de forma similar a un pequeño Alfajor de tres capas, relleno de Dulce de leche …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • capias — ca·pi·as || keɪpɪæs n. arrest warrant (Latin) …   English contemporary dictionary

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