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mittimus

Line breaks: mit¦ti|mus
Pronunciation: /ˈmɪtɪməs
 
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Definition of mittimus in English:

noun

A warrant committing a person to prison.
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?

Origin

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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