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Capias Ad Respondendum

capias ad respondendum

or
capias

n
[Medieval Latin, you may seize (the person) to (make him/her) answer the charge]
: a writ or process commanding an officer to place a person under civil arrest in order to answer a charge



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.