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homine replegiando


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A common-law writ, superseded in England by the writ of habeas corpus, but revived by statute in some of the United States, in the interest of liberty, to replevy a human being out of the custody of any private person, as chattels distrained may be replevied, on giving security. Also called de homine replegiando.


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