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Definition 1: the civil right to obtain a writ of habeas corpus as protection against illegal imprisonment - [noun denoting attribute]

(habeas corpus is a kind of ...) right or rights belonging to a person by reason of citizenship including especially the fundamental freedoms and privileges guaranteed by the 13th and 14th amendments and subsequent acts of Congress including the right to legal and social and economic equality

(habeas corpus belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 2: a writ ordering a prisoner to be brought before a judge - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for habeas corpus in the sense of this definition

(habeas corpus is a kind of ...) (law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer

(habeas corpus belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

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