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Mittimus

Definition of the noun Mittimus

What does Mittimus mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: mittimuses

  1. [context: legal, historical except in US] A warrant issued for someone to be taken into custody.

Explanation

Mittimus: A mittimus is a writ issued by a court or magistrate, directing the sheriff or other executive officer to convey the person named in the writ to a prison or jail, and directing the jailor to receive and imprison the person.

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Google previewDigest of the Reported Decisions of the Superior Court of the late Territory of Orleans, and of the Supreme Court of the State of Louisiana (1834)

by Judah Philip BENJAMIN (and SLIDELL (Thomas)), Thomas SLIDELL

A mittimus is a judicial proceeding, and consequently null if written in French. McCarty/s case, 1 M. H.278. COMMON CARRIER. See BAILMENT, Smvrmo. COMMUNITY. See Hosanna AND WIFE. COMPENSATION. l. Proceeds of goods ...

Google previewA Guide to Justices, Clerks, Sheriffs, &c (1846)

Containing the Office and Authority of Justices of the Peace; the Duties of Clerks, Sheriffs, Constables, Jailers, Coroners and Escheators, in the State of Kentucky, Whether Arising Under the Common Or Statute Law of the State, Or of the Laws of the United States. To which is Added an Appendix, Containing Approved Forms for Deeds of Bargain and Sale, Leases, Mortgages, Bills of Sale, Powers of Attorney, &c. That Branch of the Work in Relation to Justices of the Peace Being a 4th Ed. of "The Kentucky Justice" by Jacob Swigert, John C. Herndon

MITTIMUS. Mittimus is a precept in writing, under the hand and seal of a Justice of the Peace, ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopedia of Law (1891)

by John Houston Merrill, Thomas Johnson Michie, Charles Frederic Williams, David Shephard Garland

A mittimus is always necessary to authorize the commitment of a prisoner after the preliminary hearing by the magistrate.1 IIL FOEM2 — 1. To Whom Addressed. — The mittimus should commence with an address to the proper officers; they are ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

MITTIMUS, n. mit'tt-mus [L. mittimus, we £ in law, writ for transfer of records from one court to another; warrant of commitment to prison, given by a magistrate – called usually a commitment: it is addressed to the keeper of the prison, and must ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

MITTIMUS, n. s. Lat. mittimus, mitto, to send. A warrant by which an offender is committed to prison.

Google previewA Dictionary of the Practice in Civil Actions (1825)

In the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas, with Practical Directions and Forms, Arranged Under Each Title by Thomas Lee

MITTIMUS. The title by which a writ inclosing a record to be tried in a county palatine is known; it derives its name from the Latin word mittimus “we send.” See For Ms subjoined. It is the jury process of these counties, and commands the proper ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of United States Supreme Court Reports (1910)

Being a Complete Encyclopedia of All the Case Law of the Federal Supreme Court Up to and Including Volume 206 U. S. Supreme Court Reports (book 51 Lawyers' Edition)

The Mittimus.—A certified copy of the record of the sentence to imprisonment in a given house of correction, if valid upon its face, is sufficient to authorize the keeper to hold the prisoner ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang (2003)

by Eric Partridge

mittimus . A dismissal from one's post, as in get one's m., ...

Google previewAn etymological dictionary (1821)

by William Grimshaw

MITTIMUS. s. A magistrate's order for imprisonment. L. mittimus, we send ; being the first word in the old Latin writs. MIXTILIN EAR. s. Consisting of a line, or lines, partly straight and partly curved. L. mixtus, mixed, and li- nealis. — See LINEAL.

Google previewA Law Dictionary (1843)

Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America : and of the Several States of the American Union : with References to the Civil and Other Systems of Foreign Law by John Bouvier

MITTIMUS, in English practice, is a writ enclosing a record sent to be tried in a county palatine; it derives its name from the Latin word mittimus, " we send." It is the jury process of these counties, and commands the proper officer of the ...

Google previewA Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America, and of the Several States of the American Union (1879)

With References to the Civil and Other Systems of Foreign Law by John Bouvier

MITTIMUS Li tt. 193, at large. MITTIMUB- In Old English Law. A writ enclosing a record sent to be tried in a county palatine: it derives its name from the Latin word mittimus, “we send.” It is the jury process of these counties, and commands the ...

Google previewMiddle English Dictionary (1977)

by Hans Kurath

mittimus n. [ML mittimus we send.] A writ by which documents or records are transferred from one department of government to another. (l443) Proc. Privy C. 5.302: Be ber maad a mittimus of bendentures. . for be keping of be see to be ...

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Mittimus Meaning

Video shows what mittimus means. A warrant issued for someone to be taken into custody.. A writ for moving records from one court to another.. Mittimus ...

Scrabble value of M3I1T1T1I1M3U1S1

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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