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 remove a cause from an inferior court to a higher one, commanding the inferior judges to produce the body of the defendant and to show the cause of his caption and detainer. See 8 U. S. 98, 2 L. Ed. 562.