mittimus

mittimus

[mit-uh-muhs]
noun, plural mittimuses. Law.
1.
a warrant of commitment to prison.
2.
a writ for removing a suit or a record from one court to another.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin: we send, first word of such a writ; see remit

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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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