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 writ to bring one into court notwithstanding his illness.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    (Bring with you, although sick.) In practice. An ancient writ, now obsolete, directed to the sheriff, upon a return that he could not bring his prisoner without danger of death, he being adeo languidus, (so sick;) whereupon the court granted a habeas corpus in the nature of a duces tecum licet languidus. Cowell; Blount.