Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A warrant authorizing one’s imprisonment; a mittimus.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In practice. The warrant or mittimus by which a ceurt or magistrate directs an officer to take a person to prison. The act of sending a person to prison by means of such a warrant or order. People v. Rutan, 3 Mich. 49; Guthmann v. People, 203 III. 260, 67 N. E. 821; Allen v. Hagan, 170 N. Y. 46, 62 N. E. 1086.