Definition of mittimus in English:


Line breaks: mit¦ti|mus
Pronunciation: /ˈmɪtɪməs


  • A warrant committing a person to prison.
    More example sentences
    • In the future, the mittimus should be sent electronically to the Department of Corrections.
    • You have asked this office to render a formal opinion concerning the service of capias mittimus by state marshals.
    • I will then examine, whether the statute of Connecticut requires a mittimus for commitment on attachments?


Latin, literally 'we send', first used as the opening word of the writ which transferred records from one court to another (late Middle English to the early 18th century).

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