mittimus
noun Etymology: Latin, we send, from mittere to send Date: 1591 a warrant of commitment to prison

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  • mittimus — mit·ti·mus / mi tə məs/ n [Latin, we send]: a warrant issued to a sheriff commanding the delivery to prison of a person named in the warrant Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. mittimus …   Law dictionary

  • Mittimus — Mit ti*mus, n. [L., we send, fr. mittere to send.] (Law) (a) A precept or warrant granted by a justice for committing to prison a party charged with crime; a warrant of commitment to prison. Burrill. (b) A writ for removing records from one court …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mittĭmus — (lat., »wir senden«), in England soviel wie Verhaftsbefehl; auch Befehl zur Versendung der Akten an einen andern Gerichtshof …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Mittimus — Mittĭmus (lat., »wir senden«), im engl. Recht s.v.w. Verhaftsbefehl …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • mittimus — [mit′i məs] n. [L, we send < mittere: see MISSION] Law a warrant or writ for putting into prison a person convicted of crime …   English World dictionary

  • mittimus — noun /ˈmɪtɪməs/ A warrant issued for someone to be taken into custody. But she pertinaciously refused to make any response. So that he was about to make her mittimus to Bridewell when I departed …   Wiktionary

  • mittimus — /mitamas/ The name of a precept in writing, issuing from a court or magistrate, directed to the sheriff or other officer, commanding him to convey to the prison the person named therein, and to the jailer, commanding him to receive and safely… …   Black's law dictionary

  • mittimus — /mitamas/ The name of a precept in writing, issuing from a court or magistrate, directed to the sheriff or other officer, commanding him to convey to the prison the person named therein, and to the jailer, commanding him to receive and safely… …   Black's law dictionary

  • mittimus — /mit euh meuhs/, n., pl. mittimuses. Law. 1. a warrant of commitment to prison. 2. a writ for removing a suit or a record from one court to another. [1400 50; late ME < L: we send, first word of such a writ; see REMIT] * * * …   Universalium

  • mittimus — mit·ti·mus || mɪtɪmÉ™s n. warrant of commitment to prison; order for the release of a document from one court to another (Law) …   English contemporary dictionary

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