noun, plural mittimuses. Law.
a warrant of commitment to prison.
a writ for removing a suit or a record from one court to another.

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin: we send, first word of such a writ; see remit Unabridged
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mittimus (ˈmɪtɪməs)
n , pl -muses
law a warrant of commitment to prison or a command to a jailer directing him to hold someone in prison
[C15: from Latin: we send, the first word of such a command]

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