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capias

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin capiās (you should seize, you are to seize), from capiō (to seize).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

capias (plural capiases)

  1. (law) An arrest warrant; a writ commanding officers to take a specified person or persons into custody. [from 15th c.]
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, VI.7:
      All which when Cupid heard, he by and by / In great displeasure wild a Capias / Should issue forth t'attach that scornefull lasse.

Usage notesEdit

  • The term is mostly used in the singular.

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

capiās

  1. second-person singular present active subjunctive of capiō