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Capias Ad Satisfaciendum

capias ad satisfaciendum n

[Medieval Latin, you may seize (the person) to (make him/her) satisfy (the claim)]
: a writ or process commanding an officer to place a person (as a debtor) under civil arrest until a claim is satisfied



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